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OZZFEST, GIGANTOUR, MÖTLEY CRÜE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES & others Venue: Alpine Valley Music Theatre City/State: East Troy, Wis. Date: Aug. 6, 2005 Attendance: 20,575 Capacity: 35,072 Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC To Release New Album Next Spring

DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano has issued the following update: "No rest for the wicked… After Gigantour ends, we will be embarking on the 'New Level of Aggression II' tour, presented by Vestal, which will run from September 12 through October 25 and take us back around the U.S. one more time. We will ...

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More 'Ridiculous Black Metal Pictures' Posted Online

Mike From Hobart of RuthlessReviews.com, who was responsible for compiling last year's list of the "Top Ten Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics Of All Time", has returned with the 2005 installment. The new list, which includes such names as IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and CARPATHIAN FOREST, along with Mike's humorous commentary about each ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE Continuing Work On 'All-Star' CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have been busy for the last year finishing their new all-star CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". On Saturday, July 30, they will post two more sound clips from the forthcoming CD, featuring Mike Lee (BARREN CROSS) and Joe Cerisano (SILVER CONDOR, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). Joe's track will also feature two ...

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ILL NINO To Work With Director DALE 'RAGE' RESTEGHINI

ILL NINO have selected Dale "Rage" Resteghini (MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, FEAR FACTORY, HATEBREED) to film the video for their new single, "What You Deserve". The clip will reportedly follow a kid who represents "bad karma" throughout a day in his life as he "gets over" on people, ultimately bringing the video to a comedic and ...

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MALADAPTIVE Finish Recording New EP

MALADAPTIVE, the new band featuring former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums), have finished recording their second EP, entitled "Manic Delusions". Audio samples of the tracks "Be Your Own God", "Steppin' out of the Ashes" and a full-length MP3 download of the song "Manic Delusions" are available in the ...

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DEBRIS INC.: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have lined up the following U.S. dates during August: Aug. 04 - Subterranean - Chicago IL Aug. 05 - Grog Shop - Cleveland OH Aug. 06 - Speakeasy - Upper Darby PA Aug. 07 - Dee Dee's - Quincy ...

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ILL NINO: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new ILL NINO track, entitled "This Is War", is available for download from Roadrun.com. "This Is War" comes off the group's new album, "One Nation Underground", due on September 27 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Confessions", "One Nation Underground" (view cover here) was produced by Scrap 60 (ANTHRAX, ...

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FALCONER To Headline Germany's NIGHT OF POWER Festival

Swedish epic/power metallers FALCONER have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's edition of the Night of Power festival, set to be held on October 15 at I-Park Halle Klingholz in Giebelstadt (near Würzburg), Germany. The complete lineup for the festival so far is as follows (in alphabetical order): BARRITUS CIRCLE OF TYRANTS DISBELIEF ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Open For SCORPIONS In Phoenix

According to Ticketmaster, ARMORED SAINT will be the "special guest" for the SCORPIONS show at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona on July 30. No further information is currently available. ARMORED SAINT — who feature in their ranks (former?) ANTHRAX frontman John Bush — released their last studio album, "Revelation", in 2000. A ...

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MARTYR And AUGURY Confirmed For Toronto's TROO NORTH METALFEST

MARTYR and AUGURY are among the bands confirmed for the Troo North Metalfest, a three-day festival set to take place August 25-27 at The Vatikan in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A kickoff party, featuring 4-5 bands and headlined by THE HOLLOW, will be held on Thursday, August 25. AUGURY will headline Friday night (August 26) and ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION: Tour Dates Announced

Swedish progressive metal band PAIN OF SALVATION have lined up the following dates in support of their "BE" album (InsideOut Music): Aug. 20 - Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, FRA @ Crescendo (free festival) Sep. 07 – Oberhausen, GER @ Zentrum Altenberg Sep. 08 - Aschaffenburg, GER @ Colos-Saal Sep. 09 - Rijssen, NETH @ Lucky Sep. 24 - ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist Arraigned In California

According to RollingStone.com, former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen — born Tod Rex Salvador — was arraigned last Friday (June 24) and will spend his fortieth birthday today at the Intake Release Center for Men in Santa Ana, California, where he is being held without bail. He was arrested in Orange County on February 10 on ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK FROST To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is the latest guest vocalist scheduled to appear on the new album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Pearcy's contribution will come in the form of the track "Killer Grin", also featuring Tommy Denander on guitars and Ez Gomer (JET CIRCUS) on bass. LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's "all-star" CD, "Soundtrack of ...

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CRYPTOPSY Drummer To Perform At Toronto Art Exhibit

CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier will perform at the Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, Ontario on June 16 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the "Demons Stole My Soul – Rock 'n' Roll Drums In Contemporary Art" exhibit. Flo will perform a live drum solo in the MOCCA gallery and his impressive drum kit ...

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CRYPTOPSY Begin Recording New Album

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY have posted the following message on their official web site: "As of Monday, May 16th, CRYPTOPSY have been at Studio Vortex (Saint-Constant, Quebec) with Sebastien Marsan at the helm, busily recording the new album. So far over half the drum tracks are completed, and the sound is huge." Check out pictures ...

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MALADAPTIVE: Demo CD Mixed By JOEY VERA

MALADAPTIVE, the new band featuring former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums), have just released their first demo CD featuring four songs mixed by Joey Vera (ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT). The band, who describe their sound as "intricate thrash guitar riffs, strong and intense drums and bass playing, ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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TOURNIQUET Confirmed For California's BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN Festival

Christian thrash metallers TOURNIQUET have been confirmed for the Beyond the Mountain festival, set to take place on August 27-28 in San Bernadino, California. The band is scheduled to perform on Saturday, August 27 between 9:45 and 11:15 p.m. Other acts scheduled to appear at the festival include HOLY SOLDIER, WHITECROSS, GUARDIAN, DELIVERANCE, BARREN CROSS, ...

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