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IMPALED To Guest On 1077 THE BONE's 'Metal Zone'

Oakland's IMPALED will be on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel on Friday night, March 4 between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to talk about their new album, new label, and "their plans to kill themselves sometime in the near future in a public place," according to an official press release. You ...

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ANVIL: Upcoming Reissues To Include Bonus Live Recordings

Joe Kleon of G4orce Studios is currently mixing live ANVIL tracks recorded at Classic Metal Fest II in Lakewood, Ohio, USA on July 12, 2002. Some of the final mixes will be used for for bonus tracks on the Screaming Ferret Wreckords, LLC reissues of the band's early catalog. Downloadable mixes in MP3 format will ...

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AFTER ALL: 'The Vermin Breed' Cover Art, Audio Sample Posted Online

Belgium's AFTER ALL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Vermin Breed", due on March 21 via Dockyard 1, the new German company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR). German label Killer Metal Records will release "The Vermin Breed" as a limited-edition pressing of ...

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVALS 2005: Headliners Announced

The organizers of the U.K.'s Bloodstock festival have announced that Bloodstock 2005 will comprise two separate festivals. The brand new outdoor show Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) will take place on June 24-25 at Catton Hall, in the Midlands, with the annual Bloodstock 2005 U.K. Metalfest taking place indoors at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on ...

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BLACK SABBATH Top British Rock Album Poll

BLACK SABBATH have topped a list of the 100 best British rock albums of all time, according to Sun Online. The band's self-titled debut won a poll voted for by readers of Kerrang! magazine, with follow-up "Paranoid" finishing fifth. Ozzy appears in the list six times, more than any other artist. Four BLACK SABBATH albums ...

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Angel Of Retribution - JUDAS PRIEST

One of the most eagerly awaited (and pre-ordained) reunions in metal history has finally taken place, and the recorded results are here at last. The first JUDAS PRIEST album in nearly 15 years to feature original vocalist Rob Halford, "Angel of Retribution" may not be the masterpiece some were expecting (perhaps the hype had something ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: New Song Available For Download

A brand new BIOMECHANICAL track, entitled "Empires of the World", has been made available for download at this location. "Empires of the World" is the title track of the U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers' sophomore album, "Empires of the World", due in early May via Elitist/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Eight Moons" ...

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New SAXON Tribute Album To See Light Of Day This Month

Germany's Remedy Records will be releasing a brand new SAXON tribute album entitled "Eagleution - A Tribute to Saxon", on February 21. The complete track listing for the two-CD set is as follows: 01. STORMWARRIOR - "Power and the Glory" 02. TORMENT - "Denim & Leather" 03. PARAGON - "20.000 Feet" 04. V8 WANKERS - ...

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AFTER ALL Sign With Germany's DOCKYARD 1

Belgium's AFTER ALL have signed a multi-album deal with Dockyard 1, the new German company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR). The CD version of the new AFTER ALL album, "The Vermin Breed", will be released on March 21. German label Killer Metal Records will release "The ...

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SOULSKINNER Sign with Z RECORDS

Z Records have announced the signing of the Swedish act SOULSKINNER. Formed only twelve months ago by former STEEL ATTACK members Dennis Westman and Patrick Spath, SOULSKINNER combine metal with melody in a manner rarely heard during recent years. Drawing influences from past hard rock and metal legends, SOULSKINNER have recorded "a possible modern-day classic," ...

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ATOMKRAFT: New Lineup Announced

ATOMKRAFT, the reunited U.K. metal band featuring ex-VENOM frontman Tony Dolan, have announced the addition of drummer Steve Mason (BLINDED BY FEAR, ex-IRONFIRE) and guitarist Payre (ex-VIPERINE, HUNTER/KILLER) to the group's ranks. As previously reported, ATOMKRAFT have been confirmed for the Raise Your Fist festival, set to be held on Saturday, March 26 at Podium ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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METAL CHURCH To Headline Holland's RAISE YOUR FIST Festival

METAL CHURCH have been confirmed as the headliners of the Raise Your Fist festival, set to be held on Saturday, March 26 at Podium in Hardenberg, Holland. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are AGENT STEEL, DEATH SS, GIRLSCHOOL, ATOMKRAFT, JAGUAR, AFTER ALL, ACCELERATE and JAGANNATH. DEATH SS will perform a special show from ...

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PANZER X To Resume EP Recording In March

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, will enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland on March 1 to complete the recording sessions for their upcoming mini-CD, "Steel First". "There are some things left to finish the work: vocal lines (Grzegorz Kupczyk), guitar solos, mixes and finally — mastering," reads a posting on VADER's ...

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MESMERIZE Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have set "Stainless" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due in March/April via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" was recorded and mixed in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. The mastering was ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL To Begin Recording New Album

U.K. black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL will enter the studio in January/February to record what will now be the album "Damascus Steel". The track listing got the CD will be as follows: 01. Psalm 666 (intro) 02. Grieving Ghosts of Palestine 03. Creed of Abraham 04. The Hollow Womb of Suicide 05. Sword of ...

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AFTER ALL Pull Out Of KEEP IT TRUE Warm-Up Gig; LANFEAR Step In

Belgium's AFTER ALL have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at the Keep It True IV Festival warm-up show on April 1 at Pfarrkeller in Lauda, Germany. "They were invited to support AGENT STEEL on other dates and so cannot play on our warm-up," reads a press release from the festival organizers. Replacing ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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AGENT STEEL: Complete Songwriting For New CD

AGENT STEEL singer Bruce Hall has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "The new AGENT STEEL album is finished being written as of December 18, 2004. We have some fine-tuning to do and I have to write keeper lyrics for a couple songs, but otherwise it's finished. "We'll be giving you 11 ...

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STATIC-X Mourn The Loss Of DIMEBAG DARRELL

STATIC-X members Wayne Static and Tripp Eisen have issued separate statements in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: Wayne Static: "It's taken me several days to gather my thoughts so I could make some sort of statement about Dime. This whole thing is so surreal. "PANTERA changed my life as a musician. Dime has ...

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