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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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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Checks In From U.S. Tour

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We are in Boulder, CO today… I had to switch out my camo shorts for camo pants — damn it's cold! "I saw my first racoon today, right outside the coffee shop on the street… Wow… I am from ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist Confirmed For HOLIDAY SHRED FEST

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) will be performing at this year's Holiday Shred Fest on Saturday, November 19 at the Steel Music Hall in Rochester, New York. Also appearing on the bill will be "the ultimate shred master" Joe Stump and the JUDAS PRIEST tribute act XCITER, among others. For more information, go to ...

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SOLEMNITY: New EP To Feature MANILLA ROAD, CIRITH UNGOL Covers

Germany's SOLEMNITY will be issuing a new EP, "Another Bloody Sabbath", in April 2006. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Hache De Guerre (w/ French lyrics) 02. Mystification (MANILLA ROAD cover) 03. What Does It Take (CIRITH UNGOL cover) 04. Dreamtime (instrumental) 05. Mephisto (live version) A strictly limited edition vinyl ...

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CIRITH UNGOL: Official Tribute Album Due In Early 2006

Germany's Solemnity Music will be issuing the first "official" tribute to CIRITH UNGOL, entitled "One Foot in Fire". The album is tentatively scheduled to be released in January/February2006 on regular CD and a special limited 12-inch picture vinyl edition with inlay. "One Foot in Fire" tentative track listing (in no particular order): FALCON (w/ Greg ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Guest On GARY BARDEN's New Solo Album

The original MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) pairing of Gary Barden (STATETROOPER) and Michael Schenker, responsible for such classic songs as "Armed & Ready" and "Cry for the Nations", recently spent time in the studio recording a track for Gary's forthcoming solo album. Michael played guitar on a track called "Let Me Down", from the album ...

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DELIRIOUS And JUSTICE Confirmed For Germany's RAGERS ELITE FESTIVAL

DELIRIOUS and JUSTICE are among the confirmed bands for the Ragers Elite Festival, set to take place on November 26 at Westfalen in Hamm, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUSTICE DELIRIOUS CUSTARD DOOMSHINE ABANDONED GUERRILLA ORDEN OGAN HORRORSCOPE STEEL DEATH HEXENHAMMER DELIRIOUS will celebrate their 15th anniversary at the festival. The ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Frontman Guests On COMEDY CENTRAL's 'Showbiz Show': Video Available

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) made a surprise appearance with his son Noah on David Spade's "Showbiz Show" on Comedy Central Thursday night (Oct. 20). Download a Windows Media video of Scott's appearance on the program at Velvet-Revolver.com. RollingStone.com recently reported that Weiland will be a special guest performer at ...

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Australian Metal Compilation Available For Free Download

To coincide with a brand new design and site expansion, Australia's PyroMusic.net has announced the release their first free downloadable "Aussie metal compilation." Featured on "PyroMusic.net - Aussie Metal Compilation Volume 1" are a selection of Australian Metal bands whose styles range from thrash, black and death to doom, prog and power metal. The complete ...

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VALKYRIE'S CRY Under DRAGONLIGHT's Wings

Toronto-based metallers VALKYRIE'S CRY have inked a management deal for Europe with the Dragonight Agency. The band will release a special version of their debut five-song demo, "Black Knight", with brand new cover artwork. VALKYRIE'S CRY have been described by Dragonight's staff as the "ancient heavy metal heroes" because of their die-hard attitude and a ...

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PSYOPUS Guitarist Joins ASSJACK's Touring Lineup

PSYOPUS guitarist Chris Arp has joined the touring lineup of ASSAJCK, the hardcore/punk metal band led by SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III. "Chris will be taking over lead guitar duties throughout this tour and and is sure to amaze everyone with his shredding style," reads a posting on hank's web site. In addition to ...

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Outstay - THIRD DEGREE

If you like your grind simple, stripped down to the bare steel beams, festooned with thrash beats and seething slow parts, and delivered with clinical precision, THIRD DEGREE is your next essential purchase, easily slotted in with NASUM and those pissed-off recent NAPALM DEATH albums. On the chopping block is a quick half-hour of vein-bursting ...

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Italian MANOWAR Spoof Band Are 'Gay' And Proud

Italian power metal band NANOWAR have spoofed a well-known macho heavy metal legend with their album "Other Bands Play ... Nanowar Gay". Not only does the album cover spoof MANOWAR's "Fighting the World" album sleeve, it also twists the well-known MANOWAR battle cry from "slay" to "gay" and portrays the heroes in suitable VILLAGE PEOPLE-style ...

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