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JUDAS PRIEST To Release New Live Album

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will release a live album this summer consisting of eleven tracks — all previously unreleased in a live version. The CD is due out in July 2009 and will be entitled "A Touch Of Evil - Live". All of the tracks were recorded throughout the band's world tours in ...

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ABATTOIR: Footage From KEEP IT TRUE Festival Available

Reunited California cult heavy metal band ABATTOIR made its European debut at the Keep It True XII festival, which was held April 24-25, 2009 at the Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the group's performance can be viewed below (YouTube clips courtesy of "stoneagelightning"). ABATTOIR's lineup for the Keep It True XII show ...

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HELIX: Tentative Album Title Announced

Canadian hard rock veterans HELIX have set "It's Rock Science, NOT Rocket Science!" as the tentative title of their new album, due before the end of the year. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Animal Inside", "When The Bitter's Got The Better Of You", "Sticks & Stones" and "Vagabond Bones". Also included ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New 'Dr.Wicked' Video Edit Posted Online

Southern California heavy metal band LEATHERWOLF has posted a brand new video edit (see below) for the song "Dr. Wicked (Rx O.D.)", off the group's latest studio album, "New World Asylum". "Dr.Wicked (Rx O.D.)", inspired by the infamous "Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian, who was released in 2007 after serving eight years in a Michigan prison ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Talks 'H2' Movie

/Film recently conducted an interview with Rob Zombie about "H2", Rob's sequel to his 2007 remake of "Halloween". A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. /Film: Personally, I'm still shocked at how divisive your "Halloween" has become. I saw what you were doing as being…at least somewhat analogous to the different ...

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WRATH Rejoined By Singer KURT GRAYSON

Chicago metal band WRATH has announced the return of longtime vocalist Kurt Grayson. Grayson fronted the group from 1989 until about 1994. He eventually moved to Texas and did select shows with WRATH over the next decade or so. Living in Texas while the rest of the band lives in Illinois poses some challenges, but ...

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MOONSPELL, SAMAEL: New York City Show Announced

According to the web site of the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City, Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will play a headlining show at the venue on October 18. Also scheduled to appear are "special guests," Switzerland's SAMAEL, alongside BOOK OF BLACK EARTH and SECRETS OF THE MOON. MOONSPELL released its ...

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PILEDRIVER Mainman Pulls Plug On All Band Activities

Lead vocalist Gord "The Exalted Piledriver" Kirchin of the Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) has announced that the he has put all of the group's activities on hold while he deals with "numerous insurmountable obstacles and negativities that prevent me from moving forward at this time," adding that "it's only wise ...

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On The Tour Bus With CHIMAIRA

In the latest episode of "Behind The Strings", John and Joe P of Rock House sit down with guitarist Rob Arnold of CHIMAIRA who is currently on tour with DISTURBED as part of the Music As A Weapon IV tour. They talk about the trek, Rob's Rock House DVD and the release of CHIMAIRA'a latest ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Death Magic Doom' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Death Magic Doom", the new album from Swedish/Texan doom legends CANDLEMASS, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 79 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Support HEAVEN & HELL In Europe

Powerhouse American heavy metal vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has scheduled the following European solo dates: Jun. 04 - Oslo, Norway, Spektrum (supporting HEAVEN & HELL) Jun. 06 - Sölvesborg, Sweden, Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 08 - Giessen, Germany, Hessenhallen (supporting HEAVEN & HELL) Jun. 09 - Berlin, ...

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CHIMAIRA To Tour Europe With UNEARTH, THROWDOWN

Cleveland groove metallers CHIMAIRA will embark on a European tour alongside their old friends from Boston, UNEARTH, as well as California's straight-edge outfit THROWDOWN. Commented CHIMAIRA singer Mark Hunter: "We're very excited to get back to Europe and headline. We'll be playing a bunch of new countries we've never been to, including Russia. We plan ...

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THE ORDER OF CHAOS To Release Debut Next Month

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based female-fronted hard rockers THE ORDER OF CHAOS will release their debut independent album on June 5. The CD was produced by Kevin Hoskin and co-produced and mixed by Bill Kennedy, who has worked with such acts as MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON and MORBID ANGEL. It is currently being mastered ...

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EULOGY: Three New Songs Posted Online

Tampa's reactivated death metal outfit EULOGY has uploaded three new songs — "The Burden Of Certainty", "Angels And Fallen Suns" and "By Ashes Defined" — on the band's MySpace page. EULOGY's current lineup: Jarrett Pritchard - Guitar Jason Avery (MONSTROSITY) - Vocals Rob Barrett (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MALEVOLENT CREATION) - Guitar Tony Laureano (DIMMU ...

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ANTHRAX: New Song Sample Available

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante is offering an exclusive listen to the band's new album, "Worship Music", via TheLiveLine. The song "Earth On Hell" can be heard on Benante's "audio blog" by calling (888) 775-4786. About TheLiveLine: In the spring of 2008, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and friend Scott Holmen approached the founders and president of ...

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VIPER Singer Launches Solo Project

Ricardo Bocci, vocalist of the Brazilian heavy metal band VIPER, will launch his solo project with the release of the "My Way" single, featuring a guest appearance by Japanese drummer Yuichi Nagoshi (whom Ricardo met over the Internet). "Yuichi recorded the drums there in Japan and sent me [the completed track via] the Internet," Bocci ...

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SACRED OATH Signs With WORLDSOUND; New Album Release Pushed Back

Connecticut metallers SACRED OATH and their parent label, Angel Thorne Music, have come to an agreement with the WorldSound label to press and distribute not only their brand new self-titled album, "Sacred Oath", but the entire back catalog of SACRED OATH albums, including "Darkness Visible", "Till Death Do Us Part", and their cult classic debut, ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'H2': Official Poster Unveiled

The official poster for Rob Zombie's fourth film as a writer and director, "H2", can be viewed below. The film, a sequel to his hit 2007 remake of "Halloween", recently wrapped filming in Georgia and is due for release on August 28. Zombie told Fangoria magazine that he's taking more creative liberties with the franchise ...

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