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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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AGENT STEEL Comment On European Tour

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "Greetings! We're back in Los Angeles; special thanks to all the metalheads and loyal fans who attended the European tour! Overall, things went well for us on the road; highlights included the 'Raise Your Fist Festival' in Hardenburg, Netherlands and also the 'Keep It True Festival ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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The Empires of the World - BIOMECHANICAL

Where have these guys been hiding? How could such a crushing and creative classic/modern heavy metal band have alluded me? The band is BIOMECHANICAL and they've been rolling down the streets of London, toppling buildings and trampling the inhabitants like a British Godzilla. Now that Earache is about to unleash "The Empires of the World" ...

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TWISTED SISTER: DVD Progress Update

The following "DVD progress update" has been posted at TWISTED SISTER's official web site: "First and most importantly, it's DONE!!! According to MAM on 'The Animal Tactics' show (98.5 The Bone, Fridays from 10-midnight) it should be out very soon. "Here's the scoop. I'm sitting home one day and the phone rings. Pick it up ...

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RESISTANCE To Open For EUROPE In Anaheim

Los Angeles power/thrash metallers RESISTANCE will play direct support for EUROPE on Friday, April 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. RESISTANCE will hit the stage at 8:45 p.m. RESISTANCE recently inked an exclusive deal with Finland's Lion Music (SUN CAGED, CHRIS POLAND, TONY MACALPINE). The band, whose sound is being described as ...

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BLOODLUST To Play First L.A. Show In 17 Years

Los Angeles-based power metal pioneers BLOODLUST have added another date in their reunion schedule: Wednesday, June 1 at the Key Club in Los Angeles, California. In addition to being the first show in their hometown in 17 years, it will be a special night in the history of power metal in Los Angeles — the ...

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How the Great Have Fallen - RAGING SPEEDHORN

Like a back alley knife fight between ENTOMBED, UNSANE and PUNGENT STENCH, these unruly U.K. bastards come back from the dead and drop their U.S. debut in the form of a surly, stomping, riff-lobbing tank of an album. The vocals are shrieked, the riffs are made of large, unsubtle cement blocks, and the whole thing ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Help Auction Motorcycles For Charity

The Associated Press is reporting that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will help auction two custom-made motorcycles, with proceeds going to the families of troops who have been seriously wounded or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The auction will be conducted by Guernsey's auction house May 6 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Proceeds ...

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SEPULTURA: Photos From DVD Shoot Posted Online

The following message was posted at SEPULTURA's official web site regarding the group's DVD shoot, which took place Sunday (April 3) in their hometown of São Paulo, Brazil: "The fans have been waiting for this show for a long, long time. SEPULTURA was going to record their first show in almost 15 years since the ...

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken - HAMMERFALL

You love 'em, you hate 'em, you think they're a pleasure guiltier than O.J. Simpson ripping the tag off a mattress. Seven years after their debut, "Glory to the Brave", galvanized a power metal scene then at low ebb, it's still hard to separate HAMMERFALL from the hype and discourse surrounding their existence. Five albums ...

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ONI LOGAN: New Album Details Revealed

According to an update from the Oni Logan Fan Club, singer Oni Logan's (ex-LYNCH MOB) new album, "Stranger in a Foreign Land", will be "pre-released until the end of April." All eleven songs (total time: 46:15 minutes) were written and arranged by Oni. The band lineup for this production is: * Oni Logan - Lead ...

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ROUGH SILK Schedule Live Dates

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "[New drummer] 'Dizzy' [Detlef Kroll] is fitting very well in the band and we already have 4 shows booked. On Friday, the 25th of March we'll play a little 'warm-up' show at the Beatbox ...

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AGENT STEEL: European Tour Dates Announced

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have posted the following message on their official web site: "First of all; We’d like to thank everyone that came out to the live show in San Diego at Blue Meannie earlier this month; highlights included George Robb (original bassist on 'Skeptics Apocalypse') joined us for the anthem 'Agents of Steel' ...

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