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SACRED STEEL: 'Hammer Of Destruction' Final Track Listing Revealed

German metallers SACRED STEEL have announced the final track listing for their upcoming sixth album, "Hammer of Destruction", due on November 10 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at the Spiderhouse studio in Lütte (near Berlin) with legendary producer Harris Johns (VOIVOD, HELLOWEEN, ST. VITUS, DEPRESSIVE AGE, SODOM, KREATOR). Mixing took place at the ...

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REDEMPTION Signs With INTROMENTAL MANAGEMENT

California-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION, featuring vocalist Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, has signed with Intromental Management. Intromental has worked closely with REDEMPTION for the past four years, promoting the band's 2003 self-titled debut and 2005's critically acclaimed "The Fullness of Time" (released by Sensory Records in the U.S. and Massacre Records in Europe). "Intromental ...

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BEWITCHED Completes Work On New Album; Audio Sample Available

Swedish black metallers BEWITCHED have completed work on their long-awaited new album, "Spiritual Warfare", due on October 30 via Regain Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Fucked by Fire 02. Gracefallen 03. Let Darkness Come 04. Heisinme 05. Black Burning Hatred 06. Glorious are the Ways of Death 07. ...

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SACRED STEEL Completes 'Maniacs Of Speed' Video

German metallers SACRED STEEL recently shot their very first video for the song "Maniacs of Speed". The track comes off the group's sixth album, "Hammer of Destruction", due on November 10 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at the Spiderhouse studio in Lütte (near Berlin) with legendary producer Harris Johns (VOIVOD, HELLOWEEN, ST. VITUS, ...

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MYTHIASIN Guitarist Offers Recording Update

Guitarist Mark Coglan of MYTHIASIN, the band fronted by former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, has posted the following message on the group's forum regarding the progress of the recording sessions for the band's debut album: "Been working on a couple of songs. I finished up the guitar parts on 'The Future is the End' ...

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MANOWAR: New EP, 'Earthshaker Fest' DVD Details Revealed

MANOWAR will release a new single, "The Sons of Odin", on October 6, followed by a full-length DVD containing the historic Earthshaker Fest 2005 performance on November 10. "The Sons of Odin" will be available in two different versions — a jewelcase edition and a "special edition six-flap digipack" featuring a bonus DVD. Die bonus ...

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JIMI HENDRIX-Inspired Vodka Hits The Market

Inspired by the innovative spirit of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, Hendrix Electric Vodka is a super-premium spirit offering the smooth flavor and purity of true vodka. The 100% grain, carbon and crystal filtered vodka is presented in original colored glass bottles that are nothing short of fine art. Hendrix Electric Vodka is hand-crafted by Master ...

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BENEDICTUM To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'The Vault'

San Diego, CA power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright, will be making an 11:30 a.m. PST in-studio appearance on KNAC.COM's "The Vault", hosted by DJ Will, on Sunday, August 27. BENEDICTIUM, who were recently nominated in the "Best Hard Rock" ...

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ANGER AS ART Gutarist Issues Update

ANGER AS ART guitarist William Rustrum (also of HANGAR 18 and RAVEN MAD) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We performed a couple of shows in San Francisco. The first night was at the infamous Pound. The response was fantastic, and it was great to meet the guys in POTENTIAL ...

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MYTHIASIN Completes Drum Tracks For Debut Album

MYTHIASIN, the band fronted by former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, has finished laying down the drum tracks for its debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "Over the next few weeks we will get the guitars and bass done and then get Rick in here to put ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Warball' Artwork Revealed

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Warball", at this location. Due in October via Mascot Records, the CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) ...

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Blood of the Snake - DEREK SHERINIAN

You don't get to be a respected journeyman like DEREK SHERINIAN without making a few friends along the way — or without having the chops to execute stop-on-a-dime stylistic changes and make yourself sound convincing. "Blood of the Snake" goes all over the place, with a little something for everyone, and a veritable Who's Who ...

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SACRED STEEL Sets Tentative Track Listing For 'Hammer Of Destruction'

German metallers SACRED STEEL have set the tentative track listing for their sixth album, "Hammer of Destruction", due on November 10 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at the Spiderhouse studio in Lütte (near Berlin) with legendary producer Harris Johns (VOIVOD, HELLOWEEN, ST. VITUS, DEPRESSIVE AGE, SODOM, KREATOR). Mixing took place at the Music ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Complete Work On 'Warball'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have completed work on their new album, "Warball", due in October via Mascot Records. The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen (ANVIL CHORUS). The group's ...

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USURPER Parts Ways With Vocalist DAN TYRANTOR

Due to ongoing circumstances and issues in vocalist Dan Tyrantor's personal life, he has resigned from Chicago's USURPER. The remaining four members will indefinately continue as a four-piece, with guitarist Rick Scythe and bassist Jon Necromancer taking over the vocal duties. USURPER is still confirmed and will perform at both the Minneapolis Mayhem 3 festival ...

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Heavy Metal Concert Stirs Concerns In California

Araceli Esparza of the Pasadena Star-News has issued the following report: They're calling it "Slaughterfest" and promising concertgoers will "bleed metal" at the Whittier Community Theatre [in Whittier, California] later this month. Promoters Castle Black Productions, along with Sam Ash and Guitar Center music stores, have booked seven heavy metal bands, including GRAVE ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist Hospitalized With Appendix Infection

Bassist Dave Starr of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS has posted the following message on the band's official forum: "VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe is in the hospital here in Alameda, Ca. with an infection in his appendix and he is waiting for surgery. If anyone would like to send him ...

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MYTHIASIN: Former STEEL PROPHET Begins Recording New Album

MYTHIASIN, the band fronted by former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, has commenced the recording sessions for its debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The drum tracks for the song "The Truth" were completed last Sunday (July 23). Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include ...

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SABATON Replaces SAVAGE CIRCUS At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

Swedish metallers SABATON have replaced SAVAGE CIRCUS on the billing of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The lineup is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS DEATHSTARS DESTRUCTION DISMEMBER HAMMERFALL HELLOWEEN LUMSK MACHINE MEN MAYHEM MINISTRY NAGLFAR NARNIA ONE MAN ...

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STEEL PROPHET Is Promising A 'Huge Surprise' For Their Fans

STEEL PROPHET founders Steve Kachinsky (guitar) and Vince Dennis (bass) are currently working on new songs, according to a posting on the group's official web site. "In addition to that, the band has a HUGE surprise in store for their fans, but it's just too big to reveal right now!" the posting adds. STEEL PROPHET's ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To Release 'Warball' In October

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have changed the projected title of their new album to "Warball" from the previously announced "Sonic Rebellion". The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Juan J. Orteaga and includes guitarists Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen. The group's first CD with new ...

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