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SAVAGE CIRCUS To Make Appearance At Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), will make an appearance at the Rock Hard Festival on May 15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The full band will be in attendance. At 6:00 p.m. CET, Rock Hard editor ...

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PAICE, ASHTON, LORD DVD To Be Released

T2 Media will release a DVD from PAL (PAICE, ASHTON, LORD) a group which emerged after the collapse of DEEP PURPLE in 1976. The band, which consisted of Ian Paice, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, plus Paul Martinez (bass) and Bernie Marsden (guitar), didn't last long very long, having released just one studio album in ...

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CRUCIFIST Schedule Live Debut

CRUCIFIST, a new Rochester, NY-based black metal band featuring Dan Lilker (bass; S.O.D., BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT), Mike Waske (drums; ORODRUIN), John Gallo (guitar, vocals; ORODRUIN) and Ron Blackwell (vocals), will play their first live show Friday, May 6 at the Penny Arcade in Rochester. CRUCIFIST has been crafting a unique mix of old-school black/death ...

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SUICIDE CITY Announce Long Island Gig

SUICIDE CITY (formerly RODEK), the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will play two shows this Saturday, May 7, at the Club Ritual in Levittown, NY. The first performance is an all-ages show in the afternoon. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Then SUICIDE CITY takes the stage again ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Part Ways With Drummer

Drummer David Breazeal has announced that he has parted ways with UNHOLY GHOST due to "musical differences." Breazeal will continue his work with TROKAR and other musical interests. A replacement drummer has yet to be named. UNHOLY GHOST are currently in pre-production for their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Blasphemy of the Grand Devine". New songtitles ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Enter Finnish Single Chart At No. 4

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 4 with their latest single, "Forgive Her" (Firebox Records). In addition to the nine-minute title track, the single features a cover version of the CANDLEMASS classic "Solitude", with Magister Albert from REVEREND BIZARRE on vocals. View the whole chart ...

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SUICIDE CITY: BIOHAZARD/KITTIE Members Schedule Live Debut

SUICIDE CITY (formerly RODEK), the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will make their live debut on Saturday, April 23 at at The Saint in Asbury Park, New Jersey. SUICIDE CITY will be playing two shows. The first performance is an all-ages show in the afternoon. Doors open ...

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DECEIVER Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring former members of MAZE OF TORMENT and XENOFANES, have completed work on their full-length debut, "Riding with the Reaper", tentatively due in early May on both CD and vinyl through Iron Fist Productions. The CD was recorded over a one-week period at the Abyss studio with producer Tommy Tägtgren. ...

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Guitarist ERIC HOFFMAN Says He Is Putting Together 'New' DEICIDE

Despite an announcement to the contrary on UNHOLY GHOST's web site, former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he "never played with [UNHOLY GHOST]" and "did not join" the group. Hoffman is currently involved in a legal dispute with DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton over the rights to the long-running Florida-based band's name. "My ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Album Release Date, Track Listing Announced

Firebox Records has set an August 24 European release date for as-yet-untitled second album from Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN. A single, "Forgive Her", will be released on April 13 exclusively in Finland. In addition to the nine-minute title track, the single features a cover version of the CANDLEMASS classic "Solitude", with Magister ...

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Transylvania 90210 - WEDNESDAY 13

In a stunted little cul-de-sac of the music world, occupied exclusively by zaftig, Myspace-addicted Goth chicks, overly-pierced zombie greasers and cowboy-hat-wearing ex-glammers gone horror punk, people like WEDNESDAY 13 reign supreme. This is a scene where third-string footnotes to history like BILE and LOLLIPOP LUST KILL are considered minor deities, and where the basic recipe ...

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BLASTMASTERS To Guest On 'Metal Madness' TV Show

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, will be appearing on the "Metal Madness" TV show in Los Angeles, California on April 15. Robert Cardenes (INFAMY, COFFIN TEXTS) will be hosting the show, which airs on Channel 6 every Friday between 7 and 8 p.m. In other ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Complete Work On New Album

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have finished recording their second album at Sam's Workshop studios in Lutakko, Finland with producer Sami Kokko. "We just visited Finnvox studios, where our new album was mastered by Minerva Pappi," the band write on their web site, "She did an excellent job with it, as always, and ...

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BEN JACKSON GROUP To Release 'All Over You' This Month

Florida-based heavy metal band the BEN JACKSON GROUP is set to release its new album "All Over You" on March 29, via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. "All Over You" is the band's second album. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Jackson created his own band to further expand the musical direction explored by his previous bands CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH. ...

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Former DEICIDE Guitarist ERIC HOFFMAN Joins UNHOLY GHOST

UNHOLY GHOST have announced the addition of former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman to the group's ranks. "Eric is an amazing guitarist and we are all very excited to be working with him!!" reads a posting on the group's web site. Hoffman joins the band as the replacement for founding member/lead guitarist Kelly McLauchlin, who left ...

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Never-Ending - MYSTIC PROPHECY

It's tough for me not to consider MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Never-Ending" as a companion piece of sorts to FIREWIND's "Forged by Fire". Both came my way within the last month or two, both are quality melodic metal albums, and both feature the axe wizardry of Gus G. Both albums also happen to be the third release ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN Unveil New Lineup

BEFORE THE DAWN, the Finnish "dark metal" solo project of Tuomas Saukkonen, have revealed the lineup for their upcoming live performances. Joining Saukkonen in the new formation will be Juho Räihä (guitar; GLORIA MORTI, MY RAGE), Lars Eikind (bass, vocals; WINDS) and Aatu Mukka (drums; CAMORRA, DOWNTRODDEN). As previously reported, BEFORE THE DAWN have posted ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Guitarist Leaves For PESSIMIST

UNHOLY GHOST founding member/lead guitarist Kelly McLauchlin has announced that he is leaving the band in order to continue on with PESSIMIST and other musical interests. "Kelly has been an integral part of UNHOLY GHOST since its beginning in 2003, and the band wishes him future success with PESSIMIST!" the group write in a statement. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' DVD-Audio Release Delayed (Again)

According to a posting on the group's official web site, the release date of NIGHTWISH's DVD-Audio version of their latest album, "Once", has been pushed back to "end of February" from the previously announced February 21 (and before that, February 7). No reason was given for the delay. The complete track listing for the disc ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' DVD-Audio Delayed

According to a posting on the group's official web site, the release date of NIGHTWISH's DVD-Audio version of their latest album, "Once", has been pushed back to February 21 from the previously announced February 7. No reason was given for the delay. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: 01. Dark Chest ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' DVD-Audio Due Next Month

NIGHTWISH will release a DVD-Audio version of their latest album, "Once", on February 7. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: 01. Dark Chest Of Wonders 02. Wish I Had An Angel 03. Nemo 04. Planet Hell 05. Creek Mary`s Blood 06. The Siren 07. Dead Gardens 08. Romanticide 09. Ghost Love ...

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