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Between Two Worlds - I

How appropriate that this debut album from Abbath's I is called "Between Two Worlds". It is in a fact a fusing of the mammoth black metal anthems of the mighty IMMORTAL and a pronounced rock 'n' groove component that borrows from the likes of MOTÖRHEAD. However, "I" does not mimic the blackened rock 'n' roll ...

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MASTERY: Tour Dates Announced

Toronto "instrumental" thrash band MASTERY has announced the dates for its headlining tour in support of the band's Corporate Punishment Records debut album, "Lethal Legacy". MASTERY's new album "Lethal Legacy" has been receiving major praise within the metal community since its release. Metal Maniacs said, "While 'Lethal Legacy' pays homage to the classic thrash of ...

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GODSMACK Singer To Tap Into Acting During Break

Launch Radio Networks reports: GODSMACK plans to take some time off at the beginning of 2007 so that a couple of members can pursue some personal projects. Bassist Robbie Merrill and his wife are expecting their first child, a girl, while singer Sully Erna will publish his first book. Erna told Launch what else is ...

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Report: Loud, Proud And Metal To The Core

Iain Shedden of The Australian reports: Headbanging is a multi-skilled occupation. There is, for example, the side to side, which involves shaking the head while whipping one's hair around with each motion. Then there's the whiplash, a particularly violent procedure developed by AC/DC's Angus Young that sends the hair all over the shop ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces Bassist For 'Metal In America' Tour

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced that he will be joined by bassist Jerry Scott on his upcoming "Metal In America 2006" tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. Jerry's credits include playing with BAD COMPANY's Brian Howe and MOLLY HATCHET. Pearcy recently released a live DVD, entitled ...

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'Guitar Hero II': Final Track Listing Revealed

According to IGN, the final track listing has been revealed for the upcoming PS2/Xbox 360 video game "Guitar Hero II", due on November 7. Totaling 40 tunes in all, spread over eight difficulty levels, the new game seems to have an even wider range of rock-oriented music than the first time out. From ...

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MEGADETH, AEROSMITH Added To 'Guitar Hero II'

MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and AEROSMITH's "Last Child" are among the latest artists to be confirmed for the "Guitar Hero" PlayStation 2 videogame sequel. The following songs have been confirmed so far: ALICE IN CHAINS - "Them Bones" ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - "Jessica" ANTHRAX - "Madhouse" AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Beast And The Harlot" BLACK SABBATH - ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY's 'Bizarre Gardening Accident'

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "Clearing a 15-foot pile of logs and rubbish along the property line. Wanted to plant a cool bush there. Had about a 10-foot log I decided to lift over the fence. Log slipped out of my hands, fell over the ...

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L.A. GUNS: Tour Dates Announced

L.A. GUNS has announced the following dates in October/November: Oct. 08 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go Oct. 31 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory Nov. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Pepsi Cola Roadhouse (w/ RATT) Nov. 25 - San Vincento, CA @ Tap Daddy's As previously reported, Shrapnel Records has set a ...

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DAVE NAVARRO's 'Amazing Lesson In Humility'

THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) has posted the following message on his official web site following a weekend trip to Las Vegas: "The best part of my trip, the most enlightening part, was the flight home. I was seated next to an elderly woman who asked me about my tattoos. She then ...

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Born In Hell - VIKING SKULL

From THE DARKNESS to ANDREW W.K. to MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM and all the way back to SPINAL TAP, the question has been raised — how deliberately flat-out corny and ironic can a band be and still rock? Swaggering U.K. cock-rockers VIKING SKULL (yeah, I know, I thought it was gonna be power metal too) won't ...

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THE GATHERING To Perform At Germany's POPKOMM Convention

THE GATHERING drummer Hans Rutten has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We will participate at the German's Popkomm [convention] this year, playing in Berlin the 22nd of September 2006. Hope you all will be there, as our German actions are rare these days. We hope to play more in 2007, ...

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TURISAS Guitarist Quits

TURISAS guitarist Georg Laakso, who was badly injured in a car crash in October 2005, has left the band. His statement on the matter reads as follows: "Nearly nine months has passed since the accident took place, and after six years in the band, I have now come to the point where I am forced ...

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WOLF Tap Artist THOMAS HOLM To Create New Album Artwork

Sweden's WOLF have tapped legendary artist Thomas Holm (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, WOLF's "Black Wings") to create the artwork for their fourth album, "The Black Flame", due this fall release via Century Media Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in the U.S. "You can all expect a cover that matches the eerie sound of the ...

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Sacrifice - DEADSOIL

DEADSOIL are textbook metalcore. They can thrash it up, as on "Cross the Great Divide", or throw in clean singalong choruses, as on "Unspoken" and the melodic "These Stings". They can do the galloping AT THE GATES beat (see "True Belief") and they can do HATEBREED-style breakdowns. What they can't do is inspire any kind ...

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CRUMBSUCKERS Tap PRO-PAIN Guitarist TOM KLIMCHUCK For Reunion Show

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act CRUMBSUCKERS have recruited PRO-PAIN's Tom Klimchuck to play second guitar at their their much-anticipated reunion show on August 3 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic "Life of Dreams" release, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Klimchuck will be ...

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MNEMIC Tap SCARVE Frontman GUILLAUME BIDEAU

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have tapped SCARVE singer Guillaume Bideau as the replacement for Tony Jelencovich (ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, B-THONG). As a result, Bideau has left SCARVE in the middle of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2004's "Irradiant", which was previously expected this fall via Listenable Records. Bideau joined SCARVE in November 1998 ...

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SENATE Tap THREAT SIGNAL Bassist For Debut Album

Canadian metallers SENATE have announced that Marco Bressette from Nuclear Blast recording artists THREAT SIGNAL will be playing bass on their upcoming album. "Marco is a very talented musician and has become a good friend to the band, and his presence will further raise the bar for the record," the group write in a press ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS To Play Free Show In Seattle

ALICE IN CHAINS will be playing a free show Tuesday night (May 16) at Seattle's Moore Theater. To get tickets all you have to do is show up at the Moore box office. The staff there will start giving out tickets at 6:00 p.m. PST today so try to get over there as soon as ...

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GOD DETHRONED Begin Recording New Album

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have entered Soundlodge Studios in Germany to begin recoring their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "Drums and rhythm guitars are already recorded and we're very pleased with the result so far," guitarist Isaac Delahaye writes on the band's web site. "This will definitely be our ...

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