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MARDUK Announce DVD Title, Begin Work On New Material

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site: "MARDUK are now putting the final touches on the layout for the upcoming DVD and are also finished the mixing of it. The title has been set for 'Blood Puke Salvation'. The DVD will contain over one and a half hour ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman To Embark On Solo Tour In May

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane is preparing to hit the road with "a new version of JANI LANE'S WARRANT." Lane is currently holding auditions for his backing band. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 10 - Long Island, NY - Mulchaey's May 12 - Watertown, NY - Cross Roads Music Theatre May 13 ...

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Orgasmatron - MOTÖRHEAD

Having survived the "Robbo" phase that resulted in 1983's often unjustly derided "Another Perfect Day", 1984's double-LP compilation "No Remorse" introduced the world (by way of four new songs) to another revamped MOTÖRHEAD lineup. Ex-SAXON drummer Pete Gill replaced Philthy Animal Taylor and Brian Robertson was replaced by not one, but two guitarists: Mike "Wurzel" ...

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GAIA EPICUS Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have been confirmed for the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JAG PANZER STEEL ATTACK DIVISION RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER USURPER AVENGER OF BLOOD GAIA EPICUS Also scheduled to appear on the bill ...

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FALL OF SERENITY: 'Bloodred Salvation' E-Card Available

An e-card for FALL OF SERENITY's upcoming Lifeforce Records debut, "Bloodred Salvation", is now available at this location. According to a press release, "Bloodred Salvation" "combines brutal assaults, blistering guitar work, scathing vocal and pummeling percussive violence intertwined with fine electronic details that melt down to a unique alliance of stainless METAL steel!" ...

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JAG PANZER, STEEL ATTACK Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 3 Festival

JAG PANZER, STEEL ATTACK and RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER are among the confirmed bands for the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival, set to take place August 25-26 at the Star Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JAG PANZER STEEL ATTACK DIVISION RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER USURPER AVENGER OF BLOOD Also scheduled to appear on ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Anthology' DVD: Complete Details Revealed

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment has set a June 20 U.S. release date for the three-disc DVD release of IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's "Anthology" (view artwork here). This is the definitive Dickinson package, and includes over six hours of videos and live performances, and previously unreleased and archive material. Bruce Dickinson is still the ...

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HELLOWEEN: Expanded Reissues Detailed

Six of HELLOWEEN's most interesting, transitional albums — "Walls Of Jericho", "Pink Bubbles Go Ape", "Chameleon", "Master Of The Rings", "The Time Of The Oath" and "Better Than Raw" — are being reissued as remastered, deluxe expanded edition CDs by Sanctuary Records on April 25, 2006. Bonus tracks include rare B-sides, remixes and live versions. ...

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FALL OF SERENITY Complete Work On 'Bloodred Salvation'

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have completed work on their Lifeforce Records debut record, "Bloodred Salvation", due on May 12 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and on May 15 in the rest of Europe. According to a press release, "Bloodred Salvation" "combines brutal assaults, blistering guitar work, scathing vocal and pummeling percussive violence intertwined ...

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SAXON: 'The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III' Details Revealed

Every truly great act in the history of rock music has had two distinctive traits: a sure hand for hit-worthy compositions, but also the skill and that inner fire to translate these compositions just as hauntingly in their shows. SAXON certainly have both characteristics: having composed countless metal classics, they are also indisputably at home ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Slams The 'Little Men' On The Internet

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Often I cant believe how stupid the Internet can actually be. It's the 'Wizard of Oz' syndrome, the little man behind the curtain making a big noise only to be exposed as a fearful non-achiever. Finding all these idiots who have ...

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Report: Reflections On Heavy Metal Fashion

The Canadian, Canada's new socially progressive and cross-cultural national newspaper, has published an article on "heavy metal fashion" — described as "the style of dress, body modification, make-up, hairstyle, and so on, affected by many fans of heavy metal, or, as they are often called, metalheads." The article continues: "To those with informed heavy metal ...

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WARGASM: DVD Update

Boston's thrash pioneers WARGASM recorded their special reunion show on Sept. 18, 2004 at the Middle East Club in Cambridge, MA for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due later in the year. The DVD is set to include the entire reunion show, along with a documentary about the band, complete with vintage live footage and other ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer Sets Record Straight On TESTAMENT Poster Charity Auction

Former MACHINE HEAD and current SANGRE ETERNA drummer Chris Kontos has commented on the response from BLABBERMOUTH.NET detractors to a recent auction of an autographed TESTAMENT "Reunion Tour 2005" poster (featuring the original lineup: Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson, Alex Skolnick, Greg Christian and Louie Clemente, with special guest John Tempesta) in a specially ...

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STEEL ATTACK: New Album Samples Posted Online

Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK have uploaded several audio samples from their fifth full-length album, "Diabolic Symphony", on their official web site, including a full-length version of the track "Embraced by Fear". Check them out at www.steelattack.com. As previously reported, STEEL ATTACK recently finished filming a video for the song "Diabolic Symphony" with director ...

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ATTACKER: 'The Unknown' Vinyl Release Confirmed For April

Denis Gulby, founder and owner of Sentinel Steel Records, has confirmed that the highly anticipated new album from the U.S. cult metallers ATTACKER will be released on classic vinyl lp on Saturday, April 8 in Europe and on Tuesday, April 11 in the U.S. courtesy of Eat Metal Records. The release date will coincide with ...

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AMULANCE's Debut To Be Re-Released

New Renaissance Records will re-release the classic metal album from AMULANCE, "Feel the Pain", on CD May 1, 2006. Though AMULANCE's debut was largely ignored by critics when first released in 1988, it has since become as a classic. In the past year New Renaissance has discovered bootlegs of the CD being sold in five ...

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ION VEIN Part Ways With Label

Chicago-based prog/power metallers ION VEIN have parted ways with the U.K.'s Now and Then Records. The groups's mainman Chris Lotesto commented, "What could have been a very promising relationship ending up being nothing more than a complete joke! We still have no idea what happened with our last album, 'Reigning Memories', as the label would ...

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MY DYING BRIDE To Headline U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

British metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the sixth annual Bloodstock Festival, set to be held September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second U.K. band to headline the event, the previous one being SAXON, who headlined in 2001 and 2003. The ...

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MARSHALL LAW Announce New Drummer

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the addition of drummer Pete Hunt to the group's ranks. "Pete hails all the way from Australia and has worked with bands such as DRAGONFORCE and GEARED 4," the group write in a press release. "He ...

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TWELFTH GATE: Guest Singer To Perform At CHICAGO POWERFEST

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, singer Scott Huffman will not be performing with TWELFTH GATE during their performance at the Chicago Powerfest. Guest singer and close friend of the band, Brent "Red" Erickson, will be handling vocal duties for the show. "The band would like to apologize to anyone who may be disappointed because of Scott's ...

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STEEL ATTACK Complete Work On 'Diabolic Symphony' Video

Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK have finished filming a video for the song "Diabolic Symphony" with director Owe Lingvall (NOCTURNAL RITES drummer). The clip will be included as a bonus feature on the band's fifth full-length album, "Diabolic Symphony", due on April 21 via Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Enslaved" was recorded at Black Lounge ...

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ELDRITCH Confirmed For Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

Italian melodic power thrashers ELDRITCH have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Evolution Festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH (SWE) ANNIHILATOR (CAN) ARTHEMIS (ITA) ATHEIST (USA) CRADLE OF FILTH (UK) ...

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