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EXCITER: 'New Album Is Done'

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have issued the following update: "[The new EXCITER album] 'Thrash Speed Burn' is completed! The final mixes were put together last week, the interviews have been edited, and the artwork is in the final stages. Everything is on its way to Massacre and the CD sh...
January 10, 2008
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MUSTASCH Honored With Swedish GRAMMIS Award

MUSTASCH was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held earlier tonight (Wednesday, January 9) at Globen in Stockholm. MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee presented the award to MUSTASCH, who beat out such veterans acts as CANDLEMASS, ENTOMBED and CLAWFINGER for t...
January 9, 2008
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ALICE COOPER To Auction Vehicle At Barrett-Jackson's Collector Car Event

EVliving.com reports that rock legend Alice Cooper will sell a vehicle at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company's 37th Annual Collector Car Event from Jan. 12-20, 2008, in Scottsdale, AZ. Fit for the king of "shock rock" himself, Cooper's 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing underwent a frame-off re-crea...
January 9, 2008
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OZZY OSBOURNE Gets His First Cell Phone

World Entertainment News Network reports that Ozzy Osbourne received a special gift for Christmas — his first-ever cell phone at the age of 59. The singer now loves his new mobile phone, and calls daughter Kelly incessantly — and recently phoned her just to inform her he was a fan of her 2005 album...
January 9, 2008
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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Comments On GRAMMY Nod

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have garnered the first Grammy nomination of their career for "Aesthetics of Hate", a monstrous track from the critically hailed album "The Blackening", released in March 2007. The song is nominated for "Best Metal Performance". "Best Metal Performance"...
January 8, 2008
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WITHIN Y: 'The Cult' Artwork Revealed

Swedish melodic death metal band WITHIN Y has revealed the cover artwork of its third album, "The Cult", due in the spring via the Gothenburg-based label Gain. The art, which was created by Niklas Sundin of DARK TRANQUILLITY and Cabin Fever Media, can be viewed at this location. "The Cult" track lis...
January 7, 2008
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THE AGONIST: New Dates Announced

Montreal's THE AGONIST has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 20 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York City, New York (with TRAIL OF TEARS) Jan. 21 - Rainbow - Ottawa, Ontario Jan. 23 - Café L'inconditionnel - Montreal, Quebec A THE AGONIST e-card is available, featuring video messages from...
January 7, 2008
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HEADHUNTER To Release New Album In April

HEADHUNTER, the reunited German band featuring DESTRUCTION frontman Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael, and guitarist Schmuddel (ex-TALON),is currently mixing its comback album, "Parasite of Society", with Achim Köhler in Stuttgart, Germany. According to a posting on the D...
January 6, 2008
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CHARLIE BENANTE, STEVEN ADLER Featured In 'The Most Ferocious Drummers Ever' Trailer

A trailer for "The Most Ferocious Drummers Ever" — a featured television special currently in production which chronicles the lives and careers of over 50 legendary drummers in jazz, funk, rock, metal, and alternative music — can be viewed at this location [link removed]. Among the musicians that ap...
January 5, 2008
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HER WHISPER: 'The Great Unifier' Gets New Release Date

Swedish dark symphonic metallers HER WHISPER will release their new album, entitled "The Great Unifier", on February 18, 2008 via STF Records. The CD features a guest appearance on one song by KING DIAMOND guitarist Mike Wead. Check out the album artwork at this location. HER WHISPER's debut album,...
January 5, 2008
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CAGE To Play San Marcos Tonight

San Diego, California's CAGE will play an all-ages show tonight (Saturday, January 5) at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, California (North San Diego County). Also on the bill are up-and-coming San Diego-based metal bands MORDIUM; SATOR SQUARE; CALL OF THOUSANDS and Los Angeles, California's WHITE...
January 5, 2008
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SLAYER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL: EMG PICKUPS Signings At NAMM Announced

SLAYER, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE members are among the musicians that will be taking part in signing sessions for EMG Pickups at this year's winter NAMM show, which takes place January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The complete EMG sign...
January 4, 2008
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CAULDRON BORN: 'Born Of The Cauldron' Being Reissued

Stormspell Records will re-release CAULDRON BORN's "Born of the Cauldron" LP on January 7. According to a press release "Born of the Cauldron" is "undoubtedly one of the best U.S. power metal gems from the mid-'90s! A honest, crunchy epic metal, with soaring high-pitched vocals, and sword and sorcer...
January 4, 2008
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PANTERA Producer's Home Burglarized; 'Far Beyond Driven' Award Among Stolen Items

The North Texas home of record producer Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN, KING DIAMOND, HELLYEAH, et al) was recently burglarized. Several items of sentimental and collectible value were taken, including an award commemorating platinum sales of the PANTERA album "Far Beyond Driven". This case...
January 4, 2008
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MUDVAYNE Webisode 2: Go-Kart Racing In Italy

MUDVAYNE's latest Kyte.tv webisode has been posted, featuring footage of the alternative metal act racing go-karts in Italy, having trouble figuring out currency conversion and the language, and offering some post-race commentary. Watch the clip below. MUDVAYNE's new collection of rarities, demos an...
January 3, 2008