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HOLY TERROR Schedule First Show In 16 Years

Reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR will play their first show in 16 years on March 11 at El Corazon (109 Eastlake Ave.) in Seattle. This will mark the band's debut live performance with new vocalist Chris Tretton (MIDNIGHT IDOLS) and it will be the only HOLY TERROR gig before bassist Jeff Matz (also ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live Vengeance '82' DVD Due In April

Columbia/Legacy has set an April 4, 2006 release date for JUDAS PRIEST's vintage concert DVD "Live Vengeance '82", which was previously only available on DVD as limited-edition bonus with "Metalogy" box set. JUDAS PRIEST had steadily been building a worldwide audience for eight long years when the 1982 album "Screaming For Vengeance" exploded and became ...

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MARSHALL LAW To Embark On Summer Tour

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have announced plans for a summer tour ahead of their appearance at this year's Bloodstock festival. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Aug. 23 - The Soundhaus – Glasgow, UK Aug. 26 - Snooty Fox ...

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RESISTANCE In Writing Mode

Los Angeles power/thrash metallers RESISTANCE are in the final writing stages of material for their sophomore album, due later in the year via Lion Music. RESISTANCE have posted a live video for the song "War Paint", comprised from footage of their recent shows with EUROPE and AGENT STEEL. The video can be viewed at

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Orange County's BLEED THE SKY Launch Tour With ANKLA

Armed with new equipment, the 2006 version of the Rand McNally Road Atlas, and their unalterable sink-or-swim, live-or-die determination, Orange County's pride and joy BLEED THE SKY hit the road once again promoting their debut release, "Paradigm In Entropy". Scheduled to play 19 shows throughout the United States beginning February 23 at the Whisky in ...

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TAROT Remastered Reissues To Include Bonus Tracks

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, will be issuing remastered versions of their first five studio albums along with the "To Live Again" live album previously released in Japan. Each CD will include special bonus track(s). A March 1 release via Bluelight Records is expected. The following albums are being reissued: ...

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MARSHALL LAW Confirmed For U.K's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: PRIMAL FEAR AXEL RUDI ...

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STEEL ATTACK: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK have finalized the track listing for their 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 Studio in Sweden with engineer Jonas Kjellgren and features "hard riffs combined with rich melodies and brilliant metal," according to guitarist Johan ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Essential' Two-CD Collection To Arrive In April

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release the two-CD set "The Essential Judas Priest" on April 4. JUDAS PRIEST rocketed out of the tough steel town of Birmingham, England, more than three decades ago, and the 34 songs collected here form nothing less than the very backbone — the pure essence — of heavy metal. This uncompromising ...

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ELDRITCH: Hometown Showcase Announced

Italian progressive-aggressive metal band ELDRITCH have posted the following message on their official web site: "The official release date for [ELDRITCH's sixth album] 'Neighbourhell' will be February 24th in Europe and March 14th in U.S.A. For the other countries like Asia, South America, Australia and the other planets, we'll let you guys know... "Another big ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Considering Offers From Three Labels

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Reuters reporter Gelu Sulugiuc about the group's decision to turn to an online community of artists to redesign their longtime mascot, Vic Rattlehead. Mustaine, the band's founder, singer and guitarist, ran into licensing issues with the artist who originally drew the mascot in the early 1980s based ...

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HELL-BORN: New Song Posted Online

Polish black metallers HELL-BORN, featuring former members of BEHEMOTH and DAMNATION, will release their third full-length album, entitled "Cursed Infernal Steel", in February via Conquer Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Poland in February/March 2005 and contains 10 tracks of "pure old-school death metal hell!" according to a press release. A sample ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Finish Recording New Pre-Production Demo

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have finished recording a five-song pre-production demo at Woodbine Garden studio in Pyhtää, Finland. The tracks laid down during the session are as follows: 01. City Red Light 02. Remember The Frozen 03. Neither Dead Nor Alive 04. My Hands Were Tied 05. Das Wegrecht Diaries and photos of ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Complete CHICAGO POWERFEST 2006 Lineup

Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES will be making their first-ever U.S. appearance at Chicago Powerfest 2006 as part of a special co-headlining performance with fellow Swedish metal veterans MORGANA LEFAY. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 1. Additional ticket and event information will be announced early next week. As previously reported, Chicago Powerfest — the fourth annual ...

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HALLOWS EVE Confirmed For ATTACKER's CD-Release Show

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE, New York power metallers MAGUS BEAST and Chicago's RAVENSTHORN have been added to ATTACKER's upcoming CD-release show on Saturday, April 29 at Connections in Clifton, New Jersey. The event will celebrate the release of ATTACKER's new LP, "The Unknown", due on April 11 via Sentinel Steel Records. The album will ...

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BOLT THROWER, CARPATHIAN FOREST Confirmed For Portugal's SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST IX

BOLT THROWER, CARPATHIAN FOREST and KEEP OF KALESSIN are among the confirmed bands for the SWR (Steel Warriors' Rebellion) Barroselas Metalfest IX, set to take place April 28-30 in Barroselas, Portugal. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BOLT THROWER (UK) CARPATHIAN FOREST (NOR) KEEP OF KALESSIN (NOR) INGROWING (CZE) YATTERING (POL) ISACAARUM (CZE) ...

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DUMAH Complete Work On New EP

Wisconsin-based death metallers DUMAH have completed work on a new four-song demo/EP, entitled "Forsaken by the Light". The CD includes three new tracks and an old song featuring former guitarist Phil Vargtimmen that was remastered for the EP. The official track listing for the new EP is as follows: 01. Infinity's Throne 02. Vidal's Fate ...

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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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MANOWAR To Release New Single, Full-Length Album

MANOWAR will relerase a brand new single, "The Sons Of Odin", on February 27, 2006. This 10-minute epic, in classic true metal style, sets the perfect tone for the impending release of the yet-untitled full-length album, scheduled for April 3, 2006. Entitled "The Sons Of Odin", the upcoming CD will feature MANOWAR's patented, lion-hearted metal ...

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ATTACKER Announce First Show Of 2006

Reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER will play their first show of 2006 at Connections in Clifton, New Jersey on Saturday, April 29. The event will celebrate the release of the band's new album "The Unknown", due on April 11 via Sentinel Steel Records. The album will be released on CD and classic vinyl. As previously ...

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BLOODY SIGN Prepare To Record New Album

French black/death metallers BLOODY SIGN will shortly enter Dissonant studio in Italy to record their second album. Nine tracks of "old obscure death black" metal — including a cover of cult French band MASSACRA — will be recorded for the effort, which will be issued later in the year via Ibex Moon Records. In other ...

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STEEL ATTACK: 'Diabolic Symphony' Due In April

Massacre Records has set an April 21 release date for the fifth full-length album from Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK, entitled "Diabolic Symphony". The follow-up to 2004's "Enslaved" was recorded at Black Lounge Studio in Sweden with engineer Jonas Kjellgren and will feature "hard riffs combined with rich melodies and brilliant metal," according to guitarist Johan ...

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New York's 3 To Be Joined By COHEED & CAMBRIA Drummer For Japanese Festival Appearance

Woodstock, NY-based post-metal band 3 will be joined by COHEED & CAMBRIA drummer Josh Eppard for their appearance at the the Independence-D Festival in Tokyo, Japan because the group's regular skinsman, Chris Gartmann, is unable to make the trip (reportedly "because of an unavoidable family commitment"). The Independence-D Festival is scheduled to take place March ...

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