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Italian Heavy Metal Singer Stabs Guitarist For 'Fluffing' Riff, Faces Attempted Murder Charges

According to The Guestlist and various Italian media reports, 19-year-old Italian heavy metal singer Cristina Balzano (pictured below) has been arrested for stabbing the guitarist in her band SOUL CRY after he fluffed a guitar riff. Balzano allegedly stabbed the 16-year-old guitarist for hitting the wrong notes during a rehearsal session after accusing ...

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SYMPHONY DRACONIS Vocalist Survives Stabbing

Herr Amoth, vocalist of the Brazilian black metal band SYMPHONY DRACONIS, was stabbed by an unknown person after a festival in Brazil. The musician was severely injured and taken to the hospital in a critical condition and narrowly escaped death. As a result of the attack, SYMPHONY DRACONIS briefly halted all activities until the vocalist ...

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TIMO TOLKKI Discusses STRATOVARIUS 'Publicity Stunt'; Video Available

Former STRATOVARIUS and current REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE mainman Timo Tolkki has released the second part of his three-part interview via the RR web site. During this lengthy interview which lasts almost an hour, Tolkki talks about the STRATOVARIUS period between 1996 and 2008. He discusses the difficulties of becoming a very succesful artist within a relatively ...

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Monuments - THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

I'm usually lukewarm about tech-y metalcore albums and lord knows there has been an avalanche of them the past few years. But Lancaster, Pennsylvania's THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE kept my interest long enough to realize that they've harnessed a convincing sound and may be sailing on to bigger and better efforts. If nothing else, "Monuments" ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH's 'Awaken The Dreamers' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"Awaken The Dreamers", the third full-length album from Oakland, California-based extreme metallers ALL SHALL PERISH, sold just under 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 126. The follow-up to "The Price of Existence" was recorded once again at Castle Ultimate Studios ...

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FLAW To Tour With THE DREAMING

Reunited Louisville, Kentucky-based hard rockers FLAW will team up with THE DREAMING, the California-based band featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Christopher Hall, for a U.S. tour in November. Support on the trek will come from DISPLACED. So far the following shows have been confirmed: Nov. 06 - Gullifty's Underground - New Cumberland, PA Nov. 07 ...

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MINSK To Support TROUBLE

Chicago/Peoria, Illinois quartet MINSK has announced a run of tour dates with legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE. This tour will begin on September 11 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada before heading down along the East Coast, then westward. MINSK is currently writing material for the follow-up to its Relapse debut, "The Ritual Fires of Abandonment". The CD ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Dates Announced

Finnish death metallers TOTAL DEVASTATION have announced the following live dates: Sep. 05 - Kotka, Finland at Nuorisotalo (w/ BEFORE THE DAWN) Feb. 06 - Kouvola, Finland at Donington (w/ MORRAH, BUTCHER'S BLOCK) Feb. 07 - Saint Petersburg, Russia at Club Arctica (w/ MORRAH, BUTCHER'S BLOCK) "Nation of Rats", the new video from TOTAL DEVASTATION, ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH Launches Mobile Fan Line

In preparation for the release of their third full-length, "Awaken The Dreamers" (CD+DVD), Oakland metallers ALL SHALL PERISH have launched an interactive mobile fan club. By joining, fans get special content only available to members. What sort of stuff, you ask? Tons. An "Awaken The Dreamers" cell phone wallpaper, ringtones from the album, and text ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH: 'Awaken The Dreamers' Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "Awaken The Dreamers", the new album from the Oakland extreme metal outfit ALL SHALL PERISH, can be viewed below. Due on September 5 via Nuclear Blast Records, the follow-up to "The Price of Existence" was recorded once again at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren. "Awaken The Dreamers" ...

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Wasteland Discotheque - RAUNCHY

Why isn't this Danish band huge in North American, getting tons of attention, and selling out tours? I'll be the first to admit that I'm guilty as hell in not paying any attention to RAUNCHY over the years, but not because I'd heard the music and found it distasteful; for whatever reason I just never ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Oakland extreme metal outfit ALL SHALL PERISH has set "Awaken The Dreamers" as the title of its new album, due on September 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The recording sessions for the follow-up to "The Price of Existence" once again took place at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren. "Awaken The Dreamers" ...

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STRATOVARIUS Pissing And Stabbing To Be Recounted In TIMO TOLKKI's New Book

Former STRATOVARIUS and current REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE mastermind Timo Tolkki has issued the following update: "Contrary to some rumors, Like Publishing will release my book. Although the book will not contain much of STRATOVARIUS, it will include some highlights, stories and also the truth what really happened in between the years 2004-2005 in STRATOVARIUS with Miss ...

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THE DREAMING Signs With BCD MUSIC GROUP

THE DREAMING, the California-based band featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Christopher Hall, has inked a deal with BCD Music Group. The group's debut album, "Etched in Blood", which is currently available directly from the band, will receive an official release on June 24. According to a press release, THE DREAMING has "just concluded the first ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: 'Nation Of Rats' Video Posted Online

"Nation of Rats", the new video from Finland's TOTAL DEVASTATION, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's fourth album, "Honour the Disorder", which was released on April 16 via Stabbing Records/Playground Music Scandinavia. The clip was directed by Tepa Lahtinen. "Honour the Disorder" track listing: 01. High On War 02. Nation of ...

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ONESIDEZERO: European Tour Cancelled

ONESIDEZERO's previously announced European tour alongside ADEMA and RE:IGNITION has been cancelled due to personal reasons within the ADEMA camp. "Things like this happen and it sucks! Of course we're all bummed out, but Tiefdruck Musik, our German label, our manager, and ONESIDEZERO have worked really hard to make this happen," commented ONESIDEZERO drummer Rob ...

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THE DREAMING To Release Debut In January

THE DREAMING, the California-based band featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Christopher Hall, will release its long-awaited debut album, "Etched in Blood", on January 31, 2008 via Dream Corpse Records. The tentative track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Bullet 02. Dead To Me 03. Ugly 04. Burn 05. What Do You Want 06. ...

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