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NIGHTWISH Completes Work On New Pre-Production Demo

Keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH has completed work on a pre-production demo of the band's follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". The band will reconvene in Finland between July and September to rehearse the material and prepare for the album's final recording sessions, which will take place during the fall/winter and early ...

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EXTREME's 'Take Us Alive' Concert To Receive HDNet Premiere

"Take Us Alive", the new concert DVD from reactivated Boston hard rockers EXTREME, will premiere on the HDNet Concert Series on June 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The band performed and recorded this "in-your-face" live concert in its hometown of Boston at the House of Blues. This is EXTREME's first live DVD/CD showcasing the band's ...

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Guitar Center And KISS Join Forces To Provide Opportunities For Unsigned Bands

Continuing its ongoing support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, has announced that it has teamed up with rock and roll icons KISS and leading digital media company for entertainment, Eventful, for a revolutionary music program: Guitar Center On-Stage, a competition that provides unsigned bands and artists the career-altering opportunity ...

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HASTE THE DAY To Film Hometown Show For Upcoming DVD

Indiana-based Christian metalcore band HASTE THE DAY has already announced ambitious plans to celebrate the release of its new CD, "Attack of the Wolf King", by playing a June 29 hometown show where it will be joined by past members of the group. Now the band is excited to announce that the one-of-a-kind concert will ...

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MINUETUM Signs With 7HARD RECORDS

7Hard has announced the signing of MINUETUM for the release of the band's debut album, entitled "Haunted Spirit". The CD, featuring Jason Mercury (ex-OUTLOUD) on guitar, and Ignacio Lopez (SELIGER, LORD KRAVEN) on bass and Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, OUTLOUD) as a guest musician on guitar, was produced by Katsionis and mixed and mastered ...

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PRETTY MAIDS: 'Pandemonium' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Pandemonium", the new album from long-running Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Denmark: #15 Switzerland: #63 Sweden: #45 Germany: #85 PRETTY MAIDS recently announced the addition of former KING DIAMOND bassist Hal Patino to the group's ranks. Patino made his live debut with PRETTY MAIDS on May 8 in ...

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EVAN SEINFELD Says New BIOHAZARD Album 'Is Going To Be So F**king Brutal'

BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld has issued the following update: "34 days and counting 'till Hellfest! Biggest rock and metal festival of the year in France... Totally psyched to see all my friends in the DEFTONES, SICK OF IT ALL, SEPULTURA, FEAR FACTORY, INFECTIOUS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, SLAYER, SKARHEAD, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, TWISTED SISTER, MOTÖRHEAD, KISS, ...

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SOILWORK: 'The Panic Broadcast' Bonus DVD Trailer Available

Swedish modern metallers SOILWORK have posted a trailer for the bonus DVD of their upcoming album, "The Panic Broadcast". The clip, which can be viewed below, contains a snippet of the bonus track "Sweet Demise" which will be included with the limited digipack version of the CD. "The Panic Broadcast" will be released in Europe ...

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HYDROGYN Members Mourn Loss Of RONNIE JAMES DIO, PAUL GRAY

Ashland, Kentucky rockers HYDROGYN — whose current lineup includes two former members of MEGADETH, Jeff Young (guitar) and James Lomenzo (bass) — have issued the following update: "It's been a bittersweet past couple of weeks here in camp HYDROGYN. "Firstly, we are deeply saddened by the passing of our mentor and dear friend, Ronnie James ...

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HELSTAR: 'Rising From The Grave' Box Set Due In July

Metal Blade Records will release the "Rising From The Grave" box set from legendary Texas metallers HELSTAR, featuring remastered versions of the "A Distant Thunder" and "Nosferatu" albums. The package will also include the brand new DVD "Twas The Night Of A Hellish Xmas". The first authorized live video recording by HELSTAR, the DVD was ...

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SOILWORK Announces 'The Panic Broadcast' Public Listening Party

Swedish modern metallers SOILWORK will hold a public listening party for their new album, "The Panic Broadcast", on Friday June 4 at The Mountain Bar, located in the Chinatown section of Los Angeles, California. "With the release date now only seven weeks away, we can hardly contain our excitement about the new SOILWORK record," the ...

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GOATWHORE, CYNIC Members Interviewed On 'The Governor's Ball'

Ben Falgoust and Sammy Duet of New Orleans' black thrashers GOATWHORE and frontman Paul Masvidal of prog-metal legends CYNIC were interviewed for the latest episode of "The Governor's Ball". You can now stream the program in two parts below. GOATWHORE's latest album, "Carving Out The Eyes Of God", sold around 2,700 copies in the United ...

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CHIMAIRA: U.K. Headlining Tour Announced

Cleveland, Ohio metallers CHIMAIRA will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in October. Commented guitarist Rob Arnold: "Well, I hope that you U.K. fans are as excited to see us as we are you this coming October! Our last trip over with TRIVIUM was absolutely fantastic, and we can't wait to do it again while ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Found Dead

According to the Des Moines Register, Urbandale, Iowa police are investigating the death of SLIPKNOT's bass guitarist at a local hotel. Paul Dedrick Gray, 38, of Johnston was found dead at approximately 10:50 a.m. today by an employee at TownePlace Suites (pictured below), 8800 Northpark Drive, police said. There was no evidence of ...

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DEFTONES Interviewed At ROCK ON THE RANGE

While the stages rocked hard in Columbus, Ohio at this past weekend's Rock on the Range festival, fans were treated to intimate interviews in the Golden Horse Saloon on the festival grounds. Some of the biggest names playing on Saturday's bill — including the DEFTONES — stopped by to chat, answer audience questions, and meet ...

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HEATHEN: Quality Rotterdam Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of HEATHEN's May 14, 2010 performance at the Baroeg in Rotterdam, Holland can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthemetalflow"). HEATHEN spent a weekend in early April in Sacramento, California filming a video for the song "Dying Season" from the band's recently released "The Evolution Of Chaos" album. The clip was helmed ...

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STRYPER To Host Holy Land Tour For Fans In 2011

Reactivated Christian hard rockers STRYPER will host a 10-day tour of the Holy Land February 12-21, 2011. The once-in-a-lifetime VIP tour will be limited to 150 people. STRYPER fans will be able to spend time with the band during this unique travel opportunity, with portions of the trip being filmed for an upcoming DVD. "Oz, ...

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