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DEFTONES: Pro-Shot Footage Of OPTIMUS ALIVE! 10 Performance Available

Professionally filmed video footage of DEFTONES' performance at the Optimus Alive! 10 festival — which took place July 8-9, 2010 at Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras, Portugal — can be viewed below (the footage originally aired on the Portuguese cable television channel SIC Radical). DEFTONES' new album, "Diamond Eyes", sold 62,000 copies in the ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE's Debut Album To Be Released Through CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

THE MAN-EATING TREE — the new atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — will release its debut album, "Vine", in September in Finland via Cobra Records and in other territories through Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Mastervox Studio in Oulu, Finland ...

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SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING Featured In New WITCHERY Video

"Witchkrieg", the new video from Swedish metallers WITCHERY, can be viewed below. The clip, which was shot in early May in Stockholm, Sweden, was filmed, directed and produced by Daniel Larrson and AT THE GATES/THE HAUNTED guitarist Anders Björler (At The Gates Productions). Additional scenes featuring Kerry King of SLAYER were filmed in early June ...

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FOZZY: U.K., Ireland Tour Dates Announced

FOZZY — the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich "The Duke" Ward — has scheduled the following dates in the U.K. and Ireland: Oct. 10 - Cardiff, UK - Millennium Hall Oct. 11 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation Oct. 13 - Edinburgh, UK - Studio 24 Oct. 14 - ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Interviewed On 'Good Time Metal Oldies'

On June 25, 2010, Jason Saulnier of the "Good Time Metal Oldies" radio show conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT. You can now listen to the chat below. "Good Time Metal Oldies" airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. EST on CIFA 104.1 FM in Nova Scotia and Tuesday ...

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IRON MAIDEN's 'The Final Frontier' Video Released

"The Final Frontier", the new video from British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN, can be viewed below. The song is the title track of the band's 15th studio LP, "The Final Frontier", which will be released in North America on August 17 (one day earlier internationally) via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). The band reunited with ...

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THERION Confirms SNOWY SHAW/DIMMU BORGIR Rumor?

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION have confirmed that their split with vocalist Snowy Shaw (real name: Tommie Helgesson; DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) was caused by his decision to join "another big band" — rumored to be the Norwegian symphonic black metal act DIMMU BORGIR (as first reported by ...

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LORD BELIAL Resurrected

Swedish black metal horde LORD BELIAL has issued the following update: "One and a half years has passed since LORD BELIAL [was] put on ice. LORD BELIAL has now been resurrected with the original lineup. New material is being written in this very moment. Some new songs will be recorded as soon as possible for ...

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SAHG: First Studio Webisode Released

SAHG, the Norwegian heavy rockers who feature in their ranks current/former members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, will release their third album, "Sahg III", on August 30 through Indie Recordings. The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of the CD can be viewed below. The track listing for ...

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DEFTONES' STEPHEN CARPENTER Talks Gear With PREMIER GUITAR

Premier Guitar's Jordan Wagner conducted an interview with DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter on May 25, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. In this segment, Stephen walks us through both his digital and his analog rig, which includes ZVex, MXR and Dunlop pedals running parallel with the computer program Guitar Rig. In addition, he shows off his two ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Rumored To Have Tapped SNOWY SHAW For Upcoming Album, Tour

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are rumored to have tapped Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (real name: Tommie Helgesson; THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) to replace bassist/clean vocalist ICS Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) on the band's upcoming album and world tour. **UPDATE**: Snowy told BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today that ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: Debut Album Artwork Unveiled

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 — will release its debut album, "Black Country", in Europe on Monday, September 20 via Mascot Records and North America on Tuesday, September ...

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SOILWORK To Tour Australia In October

Swedish metallers SOILWORK will embark on a headlining tour of Australia in October. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Brisbane - The Hi Fi Oct. 22 - Sydney - Manning Bar Oct. 23 - Melbourne - The Hi Fi Oct. 27 - Adelaide - Fowlers Live (All Ages) Oct. 28 - Perth - ...

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HASTE THE DAY Singer Interviewed On 'Inside Heavy'

"Inside Heavy" recently conducted an interview with singer Stephen Keech the Indiana-based Christian metalcore band HASTE THE DAY. You can now listen to the chat below. "Attack Of The Wolf King", the new album from HASTE THE DAY, sold around 5,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at ...

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CANDLEMASS Guitarist Interviewed At France's HELLFEST

Guitar amp company Hughes & Kettner conducted an interview with guitarist Lars Johansson of Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS at this year's Hellfest, which took place June 18-20 in Clisson, France. Watch the chat below. CANDLEMASS performed at the 2010 edition of Hellfest without longtime guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, who was unable to make the gig ...

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Vocalist SNOWY SHAW Quits THERION

Vocalist Snowy Shaw has quit Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION after four years, two studio albums, live DVDs and numerous tours around the world. "I've had a terrific and great time touring and working with THERION and I do wish them nothing but the best in the future, but I've felt for some time that it's ...

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WITCHERY: 'Witchkrieg' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Witchkrieg", the new album Swedish metallers WITCHERY, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 84 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the ...

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LACUNA COIL: New European Tour Dates Announced

Italian rock/metal act LACUNA COIL will embark on another European headlining tour in September/October. Commented vocalist Cristina Scabbia: "It looks like we can't stay far from you all! That's why we decided we are going to jump on a tour bus once again in September/October 2010 in order to meet our beloved friends in the ...

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