Former PROTECTOR Singer To Launch New 'Old-School Thrash' Project

PSYCHOMANTHIUM, the "old-school speed/thrash metal" band featuring vocalist Martin Missy from the cult German speed-thrashers PROTECTOR, Brian "Hobbs" Hobbie on bass (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING, currently in CATASTROPHIC), plus Derek "Derekonomicon" Schilling on guitar and Ant Ichrist on drums (both from ARKHAM 13), will be releasing their debut CD through Poland's Still Dead Productions. Titled "Death Attack" ...

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Review: METALLICA Dress Rehearsal Features EMMA THOMPSON On Drums

Jim Harrington of the Alameda Times-Star has "reviewed" Friday's (Feb. 27) dress rehearsal performance for METALLICA's lengthy national tour, which kicked off last night in Phoenix. "Although the performance was every bit as good as what will be witnessed across the country, a few intimate moments helped separate the occasion from just another night on ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother: CONTROL DENIED Album To Made Available For Free Download

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued another statement in response to continuing reports that the now-defunct Hammerheart Records (currently operating under the name Karmageddon Media) will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED this spring. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 ...

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THE HAUNTED Announce 'Album Title' Competition Winner

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have announced the winner of their "Album Title" competition. "The winning contribution is 'Subliminal Messages of Suicide Promotion' and was submitted by Conner Tadena," the band write on their web site. "He will receive some HAUNTED goodies in the mail. Unfortunately, the winning title will not be used as the title ...

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PRIMAL FEAR's 'Devil's Ground' Enters German Chart At No. 67

PRIMAL FEAR's "Devil's Ground" has entered the official German Media Control chart at position No. 67. "Thanks to the Nuclear Blast staff for their support and of course the fans for buying and enjoying the album!" the band write on their web site, "We received an unbelievable amount of very positive mails from our fans!" ...

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FALLEN, GOLD STAR, CONQUEST Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FEST 4

FALLEN, GOLD STAR, and CONQUEST are the final three bands confirmed for the Classic Metal Fest 4, set to be held May 13-15 at JJ Kelley's in Bernice Lansing, Illinois. The following is a list of the artists currently scheduled to appear at the event: SOLITUDE AETURNUS HIRAX RAFF DECEASED WRATH ATTACKER WRETCH IMPALER DESTRUCTOR ...

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RUNNING WILD: New Album Delayed

RUNNING WILD's webmaster has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "[RUNNING WILD mainman] Rolf Kasparek phoned me today and told me about the new album, several festivals and many more... "Well, first of all many greetings from Rolf. It took a bit longer to build up his own studio but now ...

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