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MY DARKEST HATE: New Album Artwork Posted Online

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, have uploaded the cover artwork for their fourth album, "Combat Area", at this location (artwork by Ahmet Meran Karanitant). "Combat Area" is scheduled for release on March 24 via Massacre Records. The band ...

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ATTACKER: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new ATTACKER track, entitled "This Is Power", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the reunited New Jersey metallers' upcoming album, "The Unknown", due on April 11 via Sentinel Steel Records. The album will be released on CD and classic vinyl. As previously reported, ATTACKER and Sentinel Steel ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has 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. According to the festival organizers, "PELL is confirmed for the special guest slot to PRIMAL FEAR on Friday, September 29. In keeping with our philosophy ...

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MORGANA LEFAY And AGENT STEEL Confirmed For CHICAGO POWERFEST

Swedish metallers MORGANA LEFAY and California's AGENT STEEL have just been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2006. Due to an overwhelming response stemming from both last year's Powerfest performance and the success of their latest release, "Grand Materia", MORGANA LEFAY has been invited to return for a repeat performance. The last remaining band (headliner) will be ...

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ATTACKER Re-Sign With SENTINEL STEEL RECORDS

After much deliberation, reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have re-signed with Sentinel Steel Records. The band's new album "The Unknown" will see its official worldwide release on Tuesday, April 11 on CD and classic vinyl. ATTACKER and Sentinel Steel have announced that copies of their newest album will be on sale at the very site ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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Reunited ONSLAUGHT Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

The reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT 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. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are PRIMAL FEAR, MACHINE MEN, OMNIUM GATHERUM, DIED SMILING, ENEMY UNKNOWN, BEYOND AFTERLIFE and ...

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KATAGORY V: Release Date Set For 'The Rising Anger'

Nightmare Records has set an April 25 release date for the long-awaited third album from Utah-based progressive/power metallers KATAGORY V, entitled "The Rising Anger". In the last few months, KATAGORY V have been busy performing live (including the recent Monsters of Metal show with HELSTAR and AGENT STEEL) and finalizing details concerning the new album. ...

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NEW RENAISSANCE RECORDS Launches Online Poll

New Renaissance Records has started an online poll to determine which of the following recordings in their archive will be re-released on CD: MEDIEVAL – "Medieval" CEREBUS – "Too Late to Pray" GENOCIDE - "Submit to Genocide" TUFF LUCK - "Tuff Luck" PHANTOM - "Dead or Alive" HOLOCROSS - "Holocross" INTENSE MUTILATION - "Safe Sex" ...

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SACRED STEEL Comment On Lineup Changes

German power metallers SACRED STEEL have issued an official statement regarding the departures of guitarists Oliver Großhans and Jörg M. Knittel (as first reported here yesterday). It reads as follows: "After having had a stable line up for now nearly 10 years, a line up change had to be made in the SACRED ...

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STEEL ATTACK Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK have inked a deal with Germany's Massacre Records. Commented guitarist John Allan: "Our long search for the perfect record company has ended. We finally were lucky to find the ultimate home and I have to say that it feels really good and it is a great relief." STEEL ATTACK entered Black ...

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THE ESOTERIC Film New Video, Prepare To Hit The Road

Lawrence Kansas' THE ESOTERIC have just completed shooting footage for the video to "Your New Burden" in Palm Springs, California. The band again selected Matt Bass to direct the clip, having previously worked with the director on the video for "Ram-Faced Boy", the first track from the band's 2005 release "With the Sureness of Sleepwalking" ...

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SACRED STEEL Announce Lineup Changes

Guitarists Oliver Großhans and Jörg M. Knittel have left German power metallers SACRED STEEL in order to concentrate on their other projects MY DARKEST HATE and DAWN OF WINTER. Replacing them in the group's lineup are Jonas Khalil (guitar) and Kai Schindelar (bass, also in LANFEAR). Jens Sonnenberg, who previously played bass in SACRED STEEL, ...

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STEEL ATTACK Begin Recording New Album

Swedish metallers STEEL ATTACK entered Black Lounge Studio in Sweden on December 12 with engineer Jonas Kjellgren to record the follow-up to 2004's "Enslaved". "The last three weeks we have been rehearsing the new material very intense pace," guitarist Johan Jalonen Penn writes on the band's web site. "We have done 12 tracks since the ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Finish Recording New Album

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., and SACRED STEEL drummer Mathias Straub, have finished recording their new album, "Savage Souls", for an early 2006 release via Massacre Records. The CD, which is being mixed and mastered at ...

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TRIVIUM: Photo Of DIMEBAG's Guitars Posted Online

TRIVIUM guitarists Corey Beaulieu and Matt Heafy paid tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott by playing a cover of PANTERA's "Domination" during their December 8, 2005 set in Washington. D.C. For the occasion, Dimebag's longtime girlfriend Rita loaned TRIVIUM two of Dimebag's guitars that he played on the last PANTERA tour. ...

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TRIVIUM Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu has posted the following report from the band's North American tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH: "Well, the BODOM tour has been a great tour! The bands and crews are some of the nicest people we have been on tour with. "We want to thank all the fans for ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, MACHINE MEN Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK 2006

Germany's PRIMAL FEAR and Finland's MACHINE MEN have been confirmed for the Bloodstock 2006, set to take place September 29-30, 2006 at at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. Also scheduled to appear at the festival (on the "unsigned" stage) are DIED SMILING, ENEMY UNKNOWN and STEEL TORMENTOR. The Bloodstock XMas party is scheduled to ...

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THOR: West Coast Dates Announced

Smog Veil Records has announced select West Coast tour dates for THOR. The band will support their current album, titled "Thor Against The World", and retrospective DVD, titled "An-THOR-logy". Both are available in stores now. Jon Mikl Thor, the rock music, film and body-building legend (Mr. America and Mr. Canada titles), works hard to make ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Added To Select JÄGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR Dates

BRAND NEW SIN recently completed a highly successful U.S. tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and are now gearing up for three headlining shows. They will then kick off the New Year with a few dates on the Jägermeister Music Tour opening for DISTURBED in support of "Recipe for Disaster", their highly acclaimed new album. The ...

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MY DARKEST HATE Complete Work On New Album

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, have completed work on their fourth album, "Combat Area", for a March 24, 2006 release via Massacre Records. The band recorded the follow-up to 2004's "At War" at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with ...

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HOLY TERROR Re-Launch Vocalist Search

Reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR are once again looking for a lead singer following a brief stint with a relative newcomer by the name of Aaron Redbird. "We entered the studio to demo some tracks and it became apparent that although Aaron Redbird is a great singer, his style was not what the ...

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