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KING DIAMOND, DARKANE, Ex-TESTAMENT Members To Guest On ENRAGED Album

Holland-based death metallers ENRAGED are mixing their new album, "It's Your Fear That Feeds Their Power", with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES guitarist and owner of Split Second Sound studio). The CD will feature guest guitar solos by James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY), Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) and Jens Van der Valk ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Record 'Classical' EP With Guitarist THOMAS ZWIJSEN

British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) is working on songs for a new classical EP with Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen. The five-song effort will include a "full classical guitar arrangement" of the IRON MAIDEN song "Sign Of The Cross", which the duo performed on their recent U.K. acoustic tour (see video ...

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ENGEL: 'Frontline' Video Released

"Frontline", the new video from Swedish metallers ENGEL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Kristofer "Kriggs" Karlson, and features dynamic live performance footage highlighting the band's propulsive rhythms, chilling twin guitar work and impassioned vocals. "Frontline" comes off ENGEL's new album, "Blood Of Saints", which entered the official chart in Sweden at ...

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'Hot Minute' With SLAYER's KERRY KING (Video)

Hot Topic caught up with SLAYER's Kerry King at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for a "Hot Minute." Check out the footage below. SLAYER has spent the last year and half touring without guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who is still recovering from necrotising fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease, which he is believed to have gotten from ...

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PIG DESTROYER: New Album Details Revealed

Virginia grindcore titans PIG DESTROYER have revealed the full details of their highly anticipated new album, "Book Burner". The band recorded the razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios. Due on October 22 via Relapse Records, "Book Burner" features 19 tracks with a return to ...

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SEVEN KINGDOMS: 'The Fire Is Mine' Track Listing Revealed

Florida-based, female-fronted power metallers SEVEN KINGDOMS will release their third album, "The Fire Is Mine", on October 9 via Nightmare Records. The CD was recorded in May at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, JAG PANZER). According to a press release, "'The Fire Is Mine' ...

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MAGICA: 'Center Of The Great Unknown' Track Listing Revealed

Romanian female-fronted metal band MAGICA will release its sixth album, "Center Of The Great Unknown", on October 12 via AFM Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Claudio Bergamin and can be seen below. The album is based on "The Diary Of Admiral" by R.E. Byrd, "Godess Of Atvatabar" by W. Bradshaw, "Beasts, Man ...

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GEOFF TATE: Why I Spat On My Former QUEENSRŸCHE Bandmates

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate taped a guest appearance on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" earlier in the month for an episode which premiered last night (Saturday, August 25). Asked about the cirumstances that led to the split with his QUEENSRŸCHE bandmates after nearly 30 years of working together, Tate said, "Well, really, it's kind ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION has set "Afterglow" as the title of its third album, due on October 30. The CD cover artwork can be seen below. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the English-American rock band featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE, BLACK SABBATH), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), ...

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INCANTATION: New Album Title Revealed

Pennsylvania-based extreme metallers INCANTATION have set "Vanquish In Vengeance" as the title of their new conceptual album, due in November via Listenable Records. Commented INCANATATION mainman John McEntee: "The title track is about the massacre of Saxons in the town of Verdun in 782, called on by order of King Charlemagne. "As an album title, ...

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GEOFF TATE On Split With QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Betrayal Is Immense'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate taped a guest appearance on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" earlier in the month for an episode which will premiere this Saturday, August 25. A two-minute preview clip can be seen below. Asked about the cirumstances that led to the split with his QUEENSRŸCHE bandmates after nearly 30 years of ...

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FOZZY's 'Sin And Bones' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"Sin And Bones", the new album from FOZZY — the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich "The Duke" Ward — sold around 3,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 143 on the Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at ...

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CRYPTOPSY: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"The Golden Square Mile", a brand new song from Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of Decibel magazine). The track will appear on the band's self-titled album, which will be released on September 14. Commented CRYPTOPSY: "The song deals with an unexplained killing that took place ...

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GOD SEED To Release Debut Album In October

GOD SEED, the Norwegian band featuring former GORGOROTH members King (bass; real name: Tom Cato Visnes) and Gaahl (vocals; real name: Kristian Espedal), will release its debut album, "I Begin", on October 30 in Europe and October 23 in North America via Indie Recordings. The CD was written, arranged and recorded between the fall of ...

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KILL RITUAL Signs With SCARLET RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers KILL RITUAL have inked a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records. The band's debut album, "The Serpentine Ritual", will be released on October 30. The CD was recorded and engineered by KILL RITUAL lead guitarist Steve Rice at Fang Studios in San Mateo, California and Fossil Sound in San Jose, California. ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: New Album Title Revealed

Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN have set "King Animal" as the title of their new album, tentatively due on November 13. A short preview of a new SOUNDGARDEN song entitled "Worse Dreams" is available in the YouTube clip below. SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil recently told Rolling Stone magazine about the upcoming CD, "It re-establishes that we ...

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MASTERPLAN To Enter Studio Next Week

German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN will enter guitarist/mastermind Roland Grapow's (formerly of HELLOWEEN) studio in Slovakia this weekend to begin recording their new album for a March 2013 release. The drums on the CD will be laid down by Czech musician Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka of CRADLE OF FILTH. Commented Grapow: "I just came back from Hamburg ...

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GODSMACK Singer: No 'Permanent Injury' To Voice

GODSMACK kicked off the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour with SHINEDOWN, STAIND and others on Friday (August 17) in Bonner Springs, Kansas, with singer Sully Erna starting his first major tour since canceling a European run several weeks ago over throat issues. Erna told The Pulse Of Radio just as the trek got underway that ...

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NIKKI SIXX: 'DAVE MUSTAINE Is A F**king A**hole'

MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine for implying during a concert that Barack Obama was somehow responsible for recent mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin. While performing with MEGADETH on August 7 in Singapore, Mustaine told the crowd, "Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a ...

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New QUEENSRŸCHE Lineup: First Video Interview Posted Online

Matty Rocks conducted an interview with the new QUEENSRŸCHE lineup — featuring singer Todd La Torre as the replacement for Geoff Tate — prior to the band's official live debut as the headliner of the last day of this year's Halfway Jam, which took place July 26-28 in Royalton, Minnesota. You can watch the chat ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: New Album Due In October

According to Vintage Vinyl News, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's third album is scheduled for release on October 30. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the English-American rock band featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE, BLACK SABBATH), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER). ...

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