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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer GENE HOGLAN Checks In

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everybody, it's your big buddy Gene here, here to give all of you a long-awaited update! An UPDATE, you say? On a STRAPPING site? Can you believe it? As of this writing, The Dev ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman: PIGGY 'Will Stay In My Metal Heart Forever'

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "I feel really sad, empty and distraught about the too early loss of VOIVOD guitar player Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour! "Another pioneer of metal has left the stage but the legend of Piggy will live forever! "He ...

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SACRIFICE: 'Torment In Fire' Reissue With Bonus CD Now Available

Brazil's Marquee Records has jus re-released the debut album from legendary Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE, entitled "Torment in Fire". It comes as a double CD in a limited-edition hand-numbered slipcase and contains a massive booklet with liner notes by Laurent Ramadier, live pictures and personal comments by Joe Rico (guitar) and Rob Urbinati (guitar, vocals). The ...

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Punk Rock Tribute To VENOM Now Available

A new VENOM tribute album has been made available through Madskull Records. Entitled "Mayhem Without Mercy - A Hardcore Punkrock Tribute To Venom", the album features punk bands paying homage to the black metal pioneers. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. THE FELCHERS - Mayhem With Mercy 02. THE SHINING ...

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The Process of Elimination - LENG TCH'E

Is it just me or has there been an upsurge in the number of grindcore bands making the genre more creative and exciting, while still keeping it dangerous and monstrously heavy? "The Process of Elimination" may not be the dementia inducing, creative tour de force that is CEPHALIC CARNAGE's "Anomalies", but it sure is a ...

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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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