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EDGUY: 'Hellfire Club' Bonus Track To feature KREATOR Frontman

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message regarding the bonus tracks on the band's upcoming album, "Hellfire Club", due on March 15 through Nuclear Blast Records: "The first pressing of the 'Hellfire Club' album will contain two additional songs: no crappy tracks of course, but just real good stuff. One of the bonus ...

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AGENT STEEL Begin Writing New Material

AGENT STEEL have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "We've started writing new material for our follow up to last year's 'Order Of The Illuminati' release and so far we got two new songs in the works and plan on having another solid idea or two by the end of the ...

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PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR: REZNOR, MANSON Ripped Me Off

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor has revealed to RollingStone.com that NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor briefly enlisted him for a side project called TAPEWORM that never materialized. "Actually, that's one of the reasons I threw in the towel for a while," Victor told the magazine. "I was promised so much by that whole camp — ...

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Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos - CENTINEX

Waiting in the wings to come and steal the thunder when the time is right, CENTINEX are the proverbial dark horses of the Swedish extreme scene. In terms of their period of existence, they've got a few years of sweating and grunting on big lights such as THE HAUNTED, but have only just, with this ...

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HELL ON EARTH Dropped From SUN N' STEEL METALFEST Bill

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH have been dropped from the bill of Florida's Sun n' Steel Metalfest after "Baptists were calling [the promoter] and complaining about [the band] performing at the show," according to a post on the group's web site. In response to the cancellation, band leader Billy Tourtelot said, "It's a sad ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist To Tour With PRONG

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "I've been pretty busy lately. Tommy Lee is locked up in his home studio writing new songs, so I'm taking advantage of the time off and I'm playing for anyone and everyone… Most importantly, I've gone and joined a ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Film Video For 'Funeral Thirst'

Detroit, Michigan-based melodic death metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "Due to unfortunate circumstances the ENTOMBED tour has been cancelled, in addition we have had to cancel the Sun & Steel Festival in Florida. We are very sorry to all of our fans that were ...

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TESTAMENT Announce Hometown Show

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have announced a hometown headlining show at the Avalon Ballroom on March 27. As previously reported, TESTAMENT are continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 1999's "The Gathering" and are planning on entering the studio in April/May to begin recording the album for a late 2004 release ...

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STEEL PROPHET Name New CD

STEEL PROPHET have set "Beware" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in Europe this summer through Massacre Records. U.S., Asian and South American release dates are still pending. "Beware" is scheduled to be recorded during March and will mark the group's first release to feature new vocalist Nadir D'Priest (ex-LONDON, D'PRIEST) and ...

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STEEL PROPHET Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

STEEL PROPHET have inked a deal with Massacre Records and are currently recording their new album, tentatively due before the summer. The group's upcoming CD will be their first to feature new vocalist Nadir D'Priest (ex-LONDON, D'PRIEST) and guitarist Pete Skermetta. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Heavenly", "Beware" and "Transfusion Vamp". STEEL ...

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THOR To Embark On Canadian Tour

Canadian metal legend THOR will be embarking on a short East Coast tour earky next month in support of his new CD, "Beast Women From The Center Of The Earth". Joining him on the road will be world-famous artist Mick Hoffman and Frank Soda. Described as Thor's "best CD ever," "Beast Women From The Center ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's Debut Cracks BILLBOARD Top 40

DAMAGEPLAN's much-hyped debut CD, "New Found Power", sold 44,676 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, which includes ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), fared substantially better than their former ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer PAUL BOSTAPH Joins TESTAMENT

Former SLAYER/SYSTEMATIC drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined TESTAMENT, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, whose most recent drummer, Jon Allen (SADUS), reportedly left the group over an "extremely fragile and urgent family situation" involving the health of his 11-year-old daughter, are currently rehearsing with Bostaph for their upcoming live shows in March, including ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY Issues Latest Update

Drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) has issued the following update on his current activities: "My band BURNING INSIDE is confirmed to play the Sun N' Steel Metal Fest in Tampa, Florida the weekend of March 6 and 7. BURNING INSIDE is also playing the Sunshine Plaza Performing Arts Center, 2400 S. Ridgewood ...

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New Found Power - DAMAGEPLAN

The fall of PANTERA could have been predicted by anyone keeping an eye on the band for the last few years. Increasingly erratic performances and behavior from singer Philip Anselmo, as well as his predilection for going off and attempting enough side projects to fill a record store, made it clear that the quartet was ...

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UNHOLY GHOST: Cover Artwork, MP3 Clip Posted Online

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), along with original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, have posted the cover artwork for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", at this location (artwork and layout by Swedish artist Mattias Norén). In ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Canadian metal "overlords" THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. "The Vancouver-based band just got back from touring America with HIMSA and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER," Roadrunner A&R rep Mike Gitter told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "They made a mark in 2003 touring the U.K. with THE DARKNESS in support of their indie album 'Battlecry ...

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OBITUARY Confirm SUN N' STEEL Appearance, Plan New Album

Reunited death metal legends OBITUARY have announced that they will perform at this year's Sun n' Steel festival, scheduled to take place March 6-7 at Pinellas Expo Center in Tampa, Florida. "Everybody is back together — me, John [Tardy, vocals], Trevor [Peres, guitar], Allen [West, guitar] and Frank [Watkins, bass]," drummer Donald Tardy told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. ...

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SACRED STEEL, DISBELIEF, CIRCLE II CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARZ OPEN AIR Festival

SACRED STEEL, EDGE OF THORNS, DISBELIEF and CIRCLE II CIRCLE have been officially confirmed for this year's Rock Harz Open Air festival, set to take place on June 18-19 in Osterode/Dorste, Germany. Meanwhile, EPICA, GRAVEWORM, MALEVOLENT CREATION and MYSTIC CIRCLE have all cancelled their participation in the festival. Other bands scheduled to appear at Rock ...

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BLACK STEEL To Release New Single

According to Loud magazine, Perth, Australia-based metallers BLACK STEEL will be releasing a single as the first track off their forthcoming album, "Hellhammer". "Relentless Force" will be released in March and will also include covers of THIN LIZZY's "Emerald" and SAXON's "The Power and the Glory". ...

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