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ALEX VAN HALEN Gives Exclusive Interview To MODERN DRUMMER Magazine

VAN HALEN's explosive drummer Alex Van Halen gave an exclusive interview to Modern Drummer magazine about helming the heavy artillery in the iconic band. The extensive 21-page story hits newsstands on February 5. "As the pounding, aggressive heartbeat of one of the greatest bands in rock history, Alex Van Halen has inspired drummers the world ...

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AVENGER OF BLOOD: New Album Samples Available

With the release of AVENGER OF BLOOD's "Death Brigade" just around the corner, Heavy Artillery Records is previewing two songs from the forthcoming album on its MySpace page. The tracks "Sadistic Inquisitor" and "Poserslaughter" give a small glimpse of the full-blown thrash metal assault that is "Death Brigade". The Las Vegas-based AVENGER OF ...

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AVENGER OF BLOOD: Release Date Announced For New Album

Heavy Artillery Records has set a December 25, 2007 release date for the new AVENGER OF BLOOD album, entitled "Death Brigade". Gracing the front cover will be the magnificent artistry of Joe Petagno. The Las Vegas-based band has been busy making its mark on the metal underground since 2003 with relentless local and regional gigging ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, GIRLSCHOOL, TOKYO BLADE Confirmed For KEEP IT TRUE 11 Festival

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, GIRLSCHOOL, TOKYO BLADE and ARTILLERY are among the confirmed bands for the Keep It True 11 festival, set to take place November 15, 2008 at Soundpark-Ost (ex-Rockpalast) in Würzburg, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM GIRLSCHOOL TOKYO BLADE ARTILLERY FORTE EVIL BLASPHEME FAITH FACTOR HELLHOUND Ticket ...

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MERCILESS DEATH: 'Evil In The Night' Picture Disc Available Now

Los Angeles headbangers MERCILESS DEATH have just returned home from a month-long slaying of American metal fans, unleashing the thrash metal fury captured on their critically acclaimed debut "Evil in the Night". MERCILESS DEATH stormed through town after town, winning over audiences with their raucous thrash metal attack. Tentative plans for another two-week coast-to-coast stint ...

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VINNY And CARMINE APPICE Battle It Out On 'Drum Wars' DVD

On the "Drum Wars: The Ultimate Battle" DVD (cover), legendary drummer brothers Vinny Appice (DIO, HEAVEN AND HELL, BLACK SABBATH, 3 LEGGED DOGG) and Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE, BLUE MURDER) break out the heavy artillery in an entertaining no-holds barred battle of the brothers. ABC's Francesca Cappucci serves as host and ...

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ENFORCER Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Swedish speed metal powerhouse ENFORCER. Regarded highly within the thriving international metal community, ENFORCER have carved their niche with a unique combination of sounds from New Wave of British Heavy Metal and the manic riffing of early American speed metal. The three ENFORCER tracks featured on the ...

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Second 'Get Thrashed' Screening Added To Slipped Disc Festival

After selling out the 8:00 p.m. screening, a second showing of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" has been added to the Slipped Disc Records Film Festival. The extra screening will be at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 and seating is limited. Heavy Artillery Records recording artists MERCILESS DEATH will make an in-store ...

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Speed Kills… Again - Various Artists

Just in case you missed the whiff of stale beer in denim and heard the sound of creaking leathers, the Heavy Artillery label is reminding you with all the subtlety of a boot to a poseur's face that thrash is back. Rising up from the American underground (particularly in the Latino community, for some reason), ...

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MERCILESS DEATH: Tour Dates Announced

Hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed debut album "Evil in the Night", New York thrashers MERCILESS DEATH have announced dates for their upcoming US tour. MERCILESS DEATH has injected metal with a vigor that hasn’t been seen since the golden age of thrash metal when then young bands like SLAYER and EXODUS were ...

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'Get Thrashed' Documentary: Long Island Screening Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, will be screened at the Slipped Disc Film Festival on Saturday, August 25 at 68 Rockaway Ave in Valley Stream, New York. The screening will include a special appearance ...

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RAMMER: New Song Posted Online

Toronto-based thrashers RAMMER posted a track from their forthcoming "Siege of Madness" album, entitled "Obliteration: WWIV", on their MySpace page. According to the band, track is "just a taste of the wild mayhem and sheer brain pulverizing thrash anthems coming your way." In other news, the group has issued the following update: "We ...

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'Thrash Metal' Book Due In September

Garry Sharpe–Young's latest book "Thrash Metal" is being readied for publication this September. In addition, Zonda Books will publish Garry's "Death Metal", "Black Metal" and "Power Metal", all before the end of the year. These titles replace the 2001 editions, which have consistently ranked No. 1 on their Amazon.com searches for five years and more. ...

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AVENGER OF BLOOD Signs With HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS

Heavy Artillery Records has announced the signing of Las Vegas metal merchants AVENGER OF BLOOD. AVENGER OF BLOOD has been busy making its mark on the metal underground since 2003 with relentless local and regional gigging as well as multiple appearances at Minneapolis Mayhem festival, Northwest Deathfest and a full U.S. tour with GODLESS RISING ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO To Play Concert For The Troops

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo will play a concert to welcome home the India 3/12 Artillery Battery Marines of Camp Lejume in Jacksonville, North Carolina from their recent tour of duty in Iraq. The troop is familiar with Marc as SOULFLY has played for them before on their base in North Carolina. The details of the ...

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MERCILESS DEATH: Debut Album Samples Available

Two tracks from MERCILESS DEATH's debut album, "Evil in the Night", have been posted on the Heavy Artillery Records MySpace page. According to a press release, the preview tracks "Exhumer" and "Ready to Kill" "capture the speed, aggression and musical prowess of thrash legends such as EXODUS, DARK ANGEL and SLAYER, but even ...

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ARTILLERY Pulls Out Of KEEP IT TRUE Festival

The organizers of the Keep It True VIII festival, which is scheduled to take place April 14 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, have issued the following update: "[Danish thrashers] ARTILLERY had to cancel their show at Keep It True due to problems with the singer and bassist. The Stützer brothers [guitarist Michael and bassist Morten] ...

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EVILE: Debut Album To Be Produced By FLEMMING RASMUSSEN

Fast-rising young U.K. thrashers EVILE have announced that their debut album, entitled "Enter the Grave", is will be recorded in May 2007 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark with legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, MORBID ANGEL, ARTILLERY). The CD will be issued in September via Earache Records. EVILE formed three years ago in Huddersfield, ...

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INFINITED HATE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Brutal Dutch death metallers INFINITED HATE, who feature in their ranks three current members of the legendary SINISTER plus ex-members of the mighty HOUWITSER, have begun work on their new album, "Orchestra of Sickness", due later in the year via Goregiastic Records. The projected track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Asylum of ...

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