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IRON MAIDEN: Multi-Camera Performance Footage Of 'El Dorado'

Multi-camera video footage of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN performing a new song, "El Dorado", on Wednesday, June 9 at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Texas can be viewed below (courtesy of Arthur Santos). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. The Wicker Man 02. The Ghost Of The Navigator 03. Brighter Than A ...

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URIAH HEEP: Start Of U.S. Tour Delayed

British hard rock legends URIAH HEEP have been forced to delay the start of their previously announced U.S. tour due to "immigration" issues. Commented the band: "URIAH HEEP wishes to inform its U.S. fans that, unfortunately, the U.S. tour is now starting in Annapolis on [June] 19th rather than Chattanooga on [June] 18th. This has ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Entire 'Epicus Doomicus Metalicus' Album At Stockholm Concert

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will celebrate their 25-year anniversary as a band with an extra-long performance at Debaser Medis in Stockholm on December 18. The band's classic 1986 album, "Epicus Doomicus Metalicus", will be performed in its entirety for the first time with CANDLEMASS' original singer Johan Längqvist. Commented the group: "[Current CANDLEMASS frontman] Robert ...

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MASTERPLAN To Film 'Time To Be King' Video

German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN will film a video for the title track of their new album, "Time To Be King", next week in Hamburg, Germany. "Time To Be King" has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #31 Sweden: #15 Switzerland: #45 "Time To Be King" was released on May 21 via AFM Records. The ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX: The First 'Big Four' Photo

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX — the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — will play together for the first time in history tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 16) at the Sonisphere festival at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland. The first photo of all the members of the four bands (minus SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman) ...

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KING OF ASGARD To Release Debut Album In August

Metal Blade Records has set an August 16 European release date for "Fi'mbulvintr", the debut album from the Swedish viking folk/death metal band KING OF ASGARD. The CD was recorded at Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) at the helm. The plan was to leave the studio with "twelve ...

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BRET MICHAELS' Backing Musicians To Appear On 'Whole Lotta Love' Tribute Album

Three additional musicians have been confirmed for the upcoming "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks" tribute album. Guitarist/vocalist Pete Evick, bassist Ray Scheuring and drummer Chuck Fanslau (collectively known as EVICK) have submitted a new recording of the chart-topping POISON hit "Unskinny Bop". Despite the fact that the song is not actually ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN To Tour U.K. With SOLACE, FIREBIRD

U.K. doom metallers ORANGE GOBLIN have issued the following update: "This year marks the 15th anniversary of ORANGE GOBLIN, and to celebrate this [we will embark on] a rare and very special tour in December 2010. This will culminate with the annual ORANGE GOBLIN Christmas show at the O2 Academy in Islington, London. "ORANGE GOBLIN ...

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COLOSSUS To Release 'Drunk On Blood' EP

In their early careers members of COLOSSUS were in several formidable punk rock acts, but thankfully came to their senses and embraced their irrepressible youthful metal roots. Now, armed with guitars and beer they are storming across the tundra of central North Carolina to conquer the world. COLOSSUS sound as if they were actually taking ...

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DEFTONES Interviewed At KROQ-FM's 'Weenie Roast'; Video Available

DEFTONES was interviewed by KROQ-FM's (106.7) Kevin and Bean backstage at the radio station's annual Weenie Roast, which was held on Saturday, June 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California. Watch the chat below. DEFTONES' new album, "Diamond Eyes", sold 62,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Drummer Schedules Signing Sessions

On select dates of the band's North American Rockstar Energy Drink "Back To The Roots" Tour, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA's drummer Daniel Williams will be making appearances at some of the finest drum and instrument shops across the nation. Daniel will be signing for an hour at each location and there will be swag and ...

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HEATHEN: New Video Interview Posted Online

Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN on June 11, 2010 at the Key Club in Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. HEATHEN spent a weekend in early April in Sacramento, California filming a video for the song "Dying Season" from ...

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SOILWORK Working On 'Deliverance Is Mine' Video

Swedish metallers SOILWORK are working on a music video for the song "Deliverance Is Mine", to be directed by Ivan Colic (EX DEO, TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED) and produced by Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE). A few photos from the storyboard stage of the project can be viewed below. Commented ...

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AIRBOURNE Confirmed For U.K.'s HARD ROCK HELL IV

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE will headline the Hard Rock Hell IV festival on Friday, December 3. The event will take place December 4-5 at Prestatyn Sands, North Wales. Hard Rock Hell promoter John Davis said: "We are pleased to have AIRBOURNE complete our Friday night lineup. They are an exceptional live act and we have ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: Debut Album Details Revealed

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION — the Anglo/American rock supergroup featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa — has confirmed the track listing and release date of its debut album, "Black Country". Released by Mascot Records in Europe on Monday, ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Talks About His 46th Birthday Celebration

Dasding conducted an interview with guitarist Kerry King of SLAYER last week when the California thrashers played at the Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany. Watch the chat below. According to Rock Hard magazine, last night's (Tuesday, June 8) SLAYER concert at Ruhrcongress in Bochum, Germany was cancelled due to "acute vocal problems" suffered ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'The Final Frontier' Widget Available

A widget for IRON MAIDEN's much-anticipated new studio album, "The Final Frontier", is available below. Due in North America on August 17 (one day earlier internationally)., the CD features artwork (see below) illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band has made special arrangements for one new album track, "El Dorado", to ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE: 'Out Of The Wind' Single Cracks Finnish Top 5

"Out Of The Wind", the first single from THE MAN-EATING TREE — the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 3. "Out Of The Wind" comes off THE MAN-EATING TREE's debut ...

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A New Era Of LULLACRY Has Begun

Guitarist Sami Vauhkonen of the Finnish female-fronted heavy rock outfit LULLACRY has issued the following update: "It's been a while since the last update from the LULLACRY camp. "After a hard and complicated fourth album, we took some time off. In 2008 we were ready to record some new material, with a new interesting record ...

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