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WOLF To Film Video For 'Wolf's Blood'

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Flatfish studios on Saturday (January 17) to film a video for the track "Wolf's Blood". The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off WOLF's ...

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Spanish Black Metallers GODÜS To Release Debut Album In March

Spanish black metallers GODÜS have inked a deal with Xtreem Music. Formed in 2000 as a side-project of members of WORMED and NÜLL, GODÜS are said to play "raw, mystic and extreme black metal" with influences from bands like ISVIND, JUDAS ISCARIOT, DARKTHRONE and ZYKLON-B. After releasing their debut five-track demo in 2003, the band ...

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Former HELSTAR Vocalist To Perform Special Show

Vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES) will play a special show at the 19th Hole Grill & Bar in The Woodlands, Texas this Saturday, January 17. According to a posting at Metal-Rules.com, "originally expected to perform were Rivera's current main act SEVEN WITCHES, however, a scheduling conflict surrounding their appearance in San Antonio ...

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GRIFFIN: Cover Songs Available For Download

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted their cover versions of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Crazy Train" and JUDAS PRIEST's "Hell Bent For Leather" at their official web site. The songs, which were laid down in late 2003, will only be available for download for 48 hours. GRIFFIN's third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", was recorded ...

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Former FIGHT Members Join LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Guitarist Brian Tilse and bassist J.J. from Rob Halford's post-JUDAS PRIEST outfit FIGHT have officially joined LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "They both bring a lot of experience and really were a perfect fit right from the beginning," LOLLIPOP LUST KILL guitarist Pill writes on the group's web site. "If you wonder why [singer] Evvy and [drummer] ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: New Song Available For Download

A brand new CANNIBAL CORPSE track, titled "Cyanide Assassin", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Cyanide Assassin" comes off CANNIBAL CORPSE's forthcoming CD, "The Wretched Spawn", due on February 24 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed", "The Wretched Spawn" was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Film Video For 'Decency Defiled'

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will shortly begin filming a video for the track "Decency Defiled" off their forthcoming CD, "The Wretched Spawn", due on February 24 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed", "The Wretched Spawn" was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS ...

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TIM OWENS 'Pissed Off' By JON SCHAFFER's Drunken Antics

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH singer Tim Owens has revealed to Revolver magazine that he was worried that joining forces with ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer was a bad idea shortly after the band started a press tour of Europe in October. No sooner had he and Schaffer arrived in Spain than the guitarist hit ...

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DECEIVER To Record Debut Mini-CD In May

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring members of MAZE OF TORMENT and SERPENT OBSCENE, will enter The Abyss studio in May with producer Tommy Tägtgren for the recording of their debut mini-CD. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released through the Singaporean label Konqueror Records in August. The band's music is being described as "the hard ...

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VADER Frontman's Side Project PANZER X: CD Details Revealed

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, have announced the details of their upcoming promotional CD. The disc, entitled "Steel Fist", "will contain more stuff than was previously announced and it's going to be more like a debut MCD of the band than simply a promo tape," according to a post on VADER's ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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Report: First-Ever Gaelic-Speaking Heavy Metal Band To See Light Of Day

Murdo MacLeod of Scotsman.com is reporting that two Gaelic-speaking metalheads are organizing the first ever Gaelic-speaking heavy metal band, which will play a mixture of their own compositions and top metal hits, translated into Scotland's oldest living language. ARMACHDAN LÈIR-SGRIOSAIL (Weapons of Mass Destruction), headed by Alasdair MacCaluim from East Kilbride, are working on composing ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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OPETH Offer End-Of-Year Update

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update at their official web site: "OPETH are confirmed to play the annual Sweden Rock festival in Karlshamn/Sölvesborg in July 2004. The festival will be one of very few FESTIVAL appearances during 2004 as the band will be in resting/writing and eventually recording mode. Sweden Rock is headlined by ...

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SODOM Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL FESTIVAL

SODOM are the latest act confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's STRATOVARIUS are scheduled ...

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The Glorious Burden - ICED EARTH

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer hit the heavy metal jackpot when he managed to convince former JUDAS PRIEST screamer Tim Owens to join the group's ranks following the departure of longtime singer Matt Barlow earlier in the year. Arguably the finest metal vocalist of the last decade, Owens' prowess was well documented on PRIEST's last ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Release Retrospective Boxed Set

JUDAS PRIEST have announced plans to release a retrospective boxed set through Sony Music "probably around March 2004," according to a post on the band's web site. "At this time it has not been finally decided whether it will be a 3 CD or 4 CD box possibly including a DVD of some live footage. ...

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TIM OWENS Defends ICED EARTH Guitarist Against Detractors

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim Owens recently spoke to Electric Basement about the experience of singing for the veteran British heavy metal band and his decision to join ICED EARTH as the replacement for Matt Barlow. Asked about ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer's reputation as someone who can be extremely difficult to work with, Owens said, ...

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EXHUMED Added To CANNIBAL CORPSE/HYPOCRISY Tour

EXHUMED have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE and special guests HYPOCRISY and VILE, according to an online posting by the CANNIBAL CORPSE webmaster. The tour — CANNIBAL CORPSE's first in support of their upcoming "The Wretched Spawn" CD — will kick off on February 14 and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Officially Announce Summer 2004 Tour Dates

JUDAS PRIEST have officially announced the following summer 2004 tour dates: Jun. 05 – Bologna, ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 10 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 12 – Lichtenvoorde, NETH @ Arrow Classic Rock Jun. 20 – Athens, GRE @ Rock Wave Festival Jun. 25 - Villarobledo (Albacete), SPA @ Metal Mania ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Holland's ARROW CLASSIC ROCK Festival

JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Arrow Classic Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2004 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. PRIEST will be performing on June 12. Also scheduled to appear at the three-day event are UFO, THE SCORPIONS, YES, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HEART, among others. This is ...

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