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THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert A Success

Over 700 metal fans turned out for the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at the Pound amphitheatre in San Francisco. The original lineup of TESTAMENT headlined the event, which featured additional appearances by VICIOUS RUMORS, LAAZ ROCKIT, HIRAX, AGENT STEEL, DEKAPITATOR, MUDFACE, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin), DREAMS OF ...

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Strength Through Vengeance - A PERFECT MURDER

"This doesn't even sound like the same band that recorded 'Unbroken'", I thought to myself while listening to A PERFECT MURDER's "Strength through Vengeance". Well, that's because it's almost not the same band; three-fifths of the unit turned over in 2004, leaving only guitarist Carl Bouchard and drummer Yan Chausse to find new parts for ...

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DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW: STEEL PROPHET Side-Project To Film First Video

DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW, the new band featuring STEEL PROPHET founder/guitarist Steve Kachinsky, vocalist Charlie Z (MILITANTS, ex-ENRAGED), bassist Jason Lenhard (ex-ENRAGED), drummer Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET, PROJECT STEIGER, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS), and Horace Miller, will shoot a video for their track "Darkside of Human Nature" on July 16 in Los Angeles, CA. DEATH FOLLOWS ...

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MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, EXODUS Members To Participate In THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

Current and former members of MACHINE HEAD, SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL will comprise the "All-Star" guest lineup, which is scheduled to appear and participate at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. Confirmed guests include: Steve "Zetro" Souza (ex-EXODUS, LEGACY) Phil Demmel ...

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Reunited HOLY TERROR Plan Box-Set Release, New Studio Album

Acclaimed Los Angeles thrashers HOLY TERROR have reformed and are said to have a three-CD box set coming out on Candlelight Records featuring outtakes, live stuff, video footage and a general overview of the band. The band have been rehearsing and writing new material with a view towards releasing a new album in 2006. HOLY ...

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AGENT STEEL Film Hollywood Show For Possible Release

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "Thanks to all the metalheads who came out and showed metal support at the Key Club show on June 1st in West Hollywood; overall a real good metal show and it was nice to have Bernie Versailles back in the live mix on guitars. We had ...

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THOR To Tour In Support Of New Album, DVD

Smog Veil Records has announced U.S. and Canadian tour dates for THOR. The band will tour in support of the new album, entitled "Thor against the World", and retrospective DVD, entitled "An-THOR-logy", both set for release on July 12, 2005. Jon Mikl Thor — a rock music, film and bodybuilding legend (Mr. America and Mr. ...

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STEEL PROPHET Drummer Joins NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS

Progressive power metal drummer extroadinaire Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET) has joined forces with NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin) and will make his debut with the band at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. "We welcome Gene as a permanent ...

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ABSOLUTE STEEL Sign With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Norwegian metallers ABSOLUTE STEEL have inked a deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. Formed in 1999, ABSOLUTE STEEL issued a self-financed demo and a single before getting picked up by the Norwegian label Edgerunner Records and releasing their debut album, "The Fair Bitch Project" in 2002. Following the release of their debut album, ABSOLUTE STEEL ...

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KAOS, RIGHTEOUS SIRE, ANGER AS ART Added To THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

Long-running Bay Area acts KAOS and RIGHTEOUS SIRE, along with ANGER AS ART (featuring ABBATOIR mainman Steve Gaines), and tribute bands HANGAR 18 (playing MEGADETH covers) and HOT FOR TEACHER (VAN HALEN cover band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos and current HEATHEN touring guitarist Terry Lauderdale), have been added to the Thrash Against ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION, BROCAS HELM Added To THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

DREAMS OF DAMNATION (featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin) and BROCAS HELM have been added to the Thrash Against Cancer benefit, which will be headlined by TESTAMENT, on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. VICIOUS RUMORS, LAAZ ROCKIT, HIRAX, AGENT STEEL, DEKAPITATOR, MUDFACE, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ...

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Time's Up For JIMI HENDRIX's Boyhood Home

The Associated Press has issued the following report: The owner of a run-down home where Jimi Hendrix once lived plans to move it to suburban Renton, across from the cemetery where the rock legend is buried. Owner Pete Sikov has until Friday to provide completed plans for moving the house; otherwise, Seattle officials say they ...

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PARAGON: Early Catalog To Be Reissued

Bassist Jan Bünning of the German power metallers PARAGON has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We had a long chat with the Remedy [Records] crew and finally found a very good solution for the re-releases of our B.O. Records back catalog. We will release 'The Final Command' [originally issued in ...

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HELL-BORN Complete Work On New Album; Audio Samples Available

Polish black metallers HELL-BORN, featuring former members of BEHEMOTH and DAMNATION, have finished recording their fourth full-length album, entitled "Cursed Infernal Steel". The CD, which features 10 brand-new songs, was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and is currently being shopped to interested labels by the group's management, Dragonight Agency. Two songs from the ...

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ENTOMBED To Make Exclusive U.K. Appearance At DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Swedish metal legends ENTOMBED will make an exclusive U.K. appearance at the first-ever Damnation Festival on October 16, 2005 at Jilly's Rockworld, Manchester. The death 'n' roll titans will headline the newly sponsored Terrorizer Stage as the U.K.'s leading extreme metal magazine and finest U.K.-focused festival combine forces. They will be joined by grindcore monsters ...

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ADEMA And SHORTIE To Team Up For U.S. Tour

ADEMA and SHORTIE will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in early June. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 24 - The Graduate - San Luis Obispo, CA (ADEMA only) Jun. 06 - The Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX Jun. 08 - Red Eyed Fly - Austin, TX Jun. 10 - ...

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STEEL PROPHET Guitarist Comments On DAVID WAYNE's Passing

STEEL PROPHET guitarist Steve Kachinsky has issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of original METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne: "As many of you have probably heard David Wayne passed away [Tuesday, May 10] from complications arising from a car accident he was involved in not long ago. David was the singer on the ...

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MY DARKEST HATE To Enter Studio In October

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in Ocober with producer Andy Classen (CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Massacre Records. Songtitles set to ...

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