INCANTATION, KRISIUN, BEHEMOTH: More European Tour Dates Announced

Pennsylvanian death/grind heavyweights INCANTATION will be returning to Europe in support of their new album "Decimate Christendom". The band will be teaming up with KRISIUN, BEHEMOTH and RAGNAROK starting in mid-October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 22 - Groningen, NETH @ Vera Oct. 23 - Vosselaar, BEL ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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TAPROOT: Moving Away From The Nu Metal Thing

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Hello all. Well, we are STILL here in L.A. writing new stuff for the record. As I told you before, we have been continuing to write new stuff just about every day, and some of the best stuff yet has ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Celebrating 10 Months Of Sobriety

As of yesterday (July 13), SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has been sober for 10 months. "I quit drinking in the middle of recording because I had a real problem," Taylor told the New York Daily News. "I was drinking a bottle-and-a-half of whisky every night, sometimes more, waking up the next day and regretting it, ...

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AKRIVAL Complete Work On Debut Album

German black metallers AKRIVAL have completed work on their debut album, "Enigmas Of The Contradictory Nature", tentatively due in August. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Gruesome Halberd (5:46) (rough-mix mp3 clip) 02. Shrine (4:42) 03. Malice - Triumph of Being (5:09) 04. The Shadows (4:17) 05. Resuscitation ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Announce New Record Deal, Lineup Changes

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have posted the following update on their official web site: "Alright folks, it's about fu***ng time we updated this site and told you what's going on. First off, [guitarist] Motvind [a.k.a. Kenneth Hansen] has decided to leave the band to concentrate fully on his job as axe-man in the mighty DIMENSION ...

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Guitarist JOE STUMP Signs With LION MUSIC

Guitar shredder Joe Stump has just signed a deal with Lion Music for his new solo record, "Speed Metal Messiah". A September release is expected. In addition, Joe will be releasing two more instructional DVDs in the upcoming months. "Neo-Classical Guitar 1", which has already been shot and is being edited now, will feature some ...

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RAGE Mascot To Be Displayed At Museum Of Rock And Pop History

The "Soundchaser" creature, which has featured as a mascot on numerous RAGE album sleeves since 1988, will be shown at the first and only museum of rock and pop history in Europe, which is scheduled to open next Tuesday in Gronau, Germany. The mascot will represent the German power metal band in the museum's "Metal" ...

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