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MEGADETH: 'Greatest Hits' Package Essay Posted Online

MEGADETH's publicists, The Mitch Schneider Organization (MSO), have posted the "package essay" written by the director of "The Decline of Western Civilization" documentary series, Penelope Spheeris, for the group's upcoming "Greatest Hits: Back to the Start" collection, due on June 28. It reads as follows: "MEGADETH was always on the forefront of innovation, always challenging ...

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ELVENKING Begin Mixing New Album

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING are currently at Sonic Pump Studios in Finland mixing their third album for a late 2005 release via AFM Records. "Everything's going great as we've nearly finished the first song," the band write on their web site. "Sonic Pump will surely become one the biggest and greatest studios over here ...

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Wolf's Return - GRAND MAGUS

Draped in doom and powered by classic heavy metal, Stockholm's GRAND MAGUS continue the quality streak with "Wolf's Return", the band's third release. A majestic and soulful album, yet heavy metal in the truest sense of the term. I can always tell when an album has had a big impact on me, as I'll being ...

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ARCH ENEMY: The Making Of 'The Ultimate Metal Album'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update on the group's official web site: "As the long and cold Swedish winter has slowly lost its icy grip on our country here up in the north, the sun has been shining and it has been an unusually couple of warm weeks here…the spring ...

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IMPALED To Guest On 1077 THE BONE's 'Metal Zone'

Oakland's IMPALED will be on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel on Friday night, March 4 between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to talk about their new album, new label, and "their plans to kill themselves sometime in the near future in a public place," according to an official press release. You ...

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CLUTCH Release Double Live CD

CLUTCH have announced the release of "Clutch - Live in Flint, Michigan" through their own River Road Records. This is a double CD recording of CLUTCH's marathon "An Evening With" set from the Machine Shop in July 2004. Both CDs are enhanced with still photos and video. The track listing is as follows: Set One: ...

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SLIPKNOT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CHIMAIRA Share Their Halloween Flick Picks

What will you be listening to/watching this Halloween? Several Roadrunner recording artists shared their Halloween 2004 picks: Corey Taylor, SLIPKNOT: "How much time you got? Mine would be a toss-up between the original 'Psycho' (1960) and probably 'Chainsaw'. But a classic, dude, is the first 'Halloween' (1978). It's so fuckin' brutally spooky. On a personal ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist To Embark On Book-Signing Tour

Former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic will embark on a book-signing book to promote his personal and political memoir, "Of Grunge And Government, Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!" In his first book, Novoselic tells his the story of his own musical, and political coming-of-age. From his relationship to Kurt Cobain to his evolution as a political ...

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Swedish Black Metallers SHINING Call It A Day

Swedish black metallers SHINING have officially called it a day. The group's final album, "IV: The Eerie Cold", will be issued this winter through Avantgarde Music. "I have achieved what very few others have with this ill child of mine and I sincerely hope that you will hate the new album," said SHINING mainman Kvarforth ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Set Release Date For 'Redemption Process'

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA have set an October 11 release date through Listenable Records for their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process". The follow-up to 2001's "New Obscurantis Order" (Osmose Productions) was recorded at Drudenhaus studios in France and is currently being mastered by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA: New Album Details Revealed

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA are putting the finishing touches on their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process", at Drudenhaus studios in France for an early October release through Listenable Records. Mastering duties will be handled by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. A limited edition digipack will ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Set Release Date For 'Redimus'

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have set a May 3 release date through Blackend/PHD Records for their new album, "Redimus". The group, who recently parted ways with vocalist Dean, have uploaded a bunch of photos from the album's recording sessions at this location. "Redimus" track listing: 01. No One Hears 02. An Eternal ...

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NAGLFAR Announce Swedish Concert

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR will be performing live on Friday, February 13 at Musikhuset/Sliperiet in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear are AEON and BLACK SHINING DEATH. NAGLFAR's most recent album, "Sheol", was released last March through New Hawen Records (formerly WAR Music) in association with Century Media Records. The CD, which was recorded ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED To 'Return' With New Album In The Spring

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have changed the title of their upcoming album to "Redimus" from the previously announced "Acts Of God". "We enter The Blueroom Studios in Manchester on the 3rd of January for 3 weeks with the option for an extra week," the band write on their web site. "Either way, it will ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Another Solo Gig Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, January 23, 2004. The band lineup will be same as last time Bonnet played the venue (Howie Simon, Tim Luce, John Thomas and Stefan Svensson). Tickets will be available through the club. Phone #: ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED To Enter Studio In January

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have set "Acts of God" as the title for their next album, tentatively due next spring. "We hope to enter The Academy Studios, Dewsbury around January, availability permitting, if so expect a release time of around Easter," bassist Dylan wrote on the band's web site. "After that we intend to ...

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SHINING FURY Complete Work On 'Last Sunrise'

Italian metallers SHINING FURY have finished recording their Metal Blade Records debut, "Last Sunrise", for a January 12, 2004 European release. The band recorded and mixed the CD at the FP Recording Studios with producer Freddy Delirio. The complete track listing for "Last Sunrise" is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Broken Hopes 03. 060501 04. ...

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New SPEARFISH CD To Feature High-Profile Guest Appearances

Paul Dianno (IRON MAIDEN), Mick Box (URIAH HEEP), Nicky Moore (SAMSON), Manny Charlton (NAZARETH), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), and Dave Hill (DEMON) are among the guest artists featured on the forthcoming SPEARFISH CD, "Back, For The Future", due on October 31 through Sweden Rock Records. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children's ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour: More Details Revealed

The fall 2003 edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour will feature headliners DANZIG alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, DEVILDRIVER, MORBID ANGEL, and BEHEMOTH, according to an online posting by DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara. SEPULTURA, whose latest CD, "Roorback", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on August 26, are also said to be in talks to ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Sound Clips Posted Online

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have posted several sound clips from their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Vai (DAVID LEE ROTH, ...

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SHINING FURY Land On METAL BLADE RECORDS

Italian melodic metallers SHINING FURY have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's debut album is expected in the fall. Based out of Lucca, Italy, SHINING FURY was formed in 2000 as a vision of drummer Ross Lukather, who wanted to form a new band with young and talented musicians from his area. ...

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