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HATEBREED Frontman Checks In From OZZFEST

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has issued the following update: "It's been a while since I checked in and I wanted to let everyone know that Ozzfest has been absolutely amazing and we can not thank everyone enough. "This is our fifth time on Ozzfest and we all agree that this year is by far the ...

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ANTHEM: 'Immortal' CD To Receive European Release This Fall

Veteran Japanese metallers ANTHEM will release their latest CD, "Immortal" (2006), in Europe late September/early October on France's Replica Records. In France as well as in Germany, U.K., Netherlands and several other countries, the initial version of the LP will be available together with the "Anthem 20th Anniversary Tour 2005" bonus DVD. "Immortal" CD track ...

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Italy's ALEPH And SOWN To Release New Albums In July

On July 6, Fuel Records will release the latest albums from two promising Italian metal bands: progressive metallers ALEPH with "In Tenebra" and the nu-metal outfit SOWN with "Downside". According to a press release, "In Tenebra" is ALEPH's debut album which was released on the Italian market exclusively at the end of 2006. The band's ...

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CAUGHT IN A TRAP Lines Up East Coast Dates

Queens, New York hardcore outfit CAUGHT IN A TRAP has lined up a number of gigs as it prepares for the release of its debut album, "Rats Get Fat". Show dates include separate bills with New York hardcore legends MADBALL, SUBZERO and MURPHY'S LAW. "Rats Get Fat" was recorded and produced by the legendary Don ...

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IGNITE: 'Our Darkest Days' Tour-Edition CD To Surface In April

IGNITE's upcoming European tour will be accompanied by a relaunch of their acclaimed album "Our Darkest Days". The limited tour-edition will be available for a fan-friendly price and will include two bonus tracks ("Last Time" and "Bleeding"), a video clip ("Bleeding") and alternate artwork. "Our Darkest Days – Limited Tour Edition" will be released in ...

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War of Attrition - DYING FETUS

This is going to be a short review. If you know American death metal, and you're not retarded, you know DYING FETUS. If you know them, you know they were arguably the hardest-working band in American death metal for years, culminating in a deal with Relapse and 2000's "Destroy the Opposition" — an album that ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Discusses Stripping Down 'November Rain'

"Chinese Hypocrisy", the latest release by TributeAlbums.com, features a beautifully stripped down acoustic rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "November Rain" performed by current QUIET RIOT/HOOKERS N' BLOW guitarist Alex Grossi, along with vocalist Zoli Teglas of California punk outfit IGNITE, and Finland's Marko Pukkila of ALTARIA. Grossi recently had a chance to sit ...

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IGNITE: European Tour Postponed

West Coast conscious hardcore champions IGNITE have postponed their previously announced European tour with DEATH BY STEREO and BURN THE 8 TRACK. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We are very sad to announce that our upcoming European tour from February 15 - March 10 is going to be postponed. Our ...

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IGNITE: European Tour Dates Announced

West Coast conscious hardcore champions IGNITE will team up with DEATH BY STEREO and BURN THE 8 TRACK for a European tour beginning mid-February. Commented IGNITE bassist Brett: "We are really excited about our upcoming headlining club tour in February with our friends in DEATH BY STEREO. The tour will support the re-launch of our ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tribute 'Chinese Hypocrisy' To Arrive This Week

Members of QUIET RIOT (USA), IGNITE (USA), ALTARIA (Finland), DUST N' BONES (Hungary), HOLLYWOOD ROSE (Italy), PEANUT M (Canada) and EMERALD MONKEY (USA) are among the musicians that appear on "Chinese Hypocrisy - N' International Tribute to Guns N' Roses", due on December 16 via TributeAlbums.com. The track listing is as follows: 01. "Get In ...

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The Last of My Kind - CRESCENT SHIELD

We need more discs like CRESCENT SHIELD's "The Last of My Kind" to remind us of the classic metal sound of old and just how refreshing it can be in this metalcore-saturated world. The Los Angels band, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Daniel DeLucie and ex-ONWARD vocalist Michael Grant, unleashes 50 minutes of riffs, solos, galloping ...

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SICK OF IT ALL Drummer Comments On Upcoming Tribute Album

SICK OF IT ALL drummer Armand Majidi has commented on the group's upcoming tribute abum, "Our Impact Will Be Felt", due on January 23, 2007 through Abacus Recordings. Said Majidi: "As we've been touring and gearing up for the next European tour, the folks at Abacus have been at work compiling tracks for a tribute ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Album Artwork, MP3 Available

California's traditional melodic metal band CRESCENT SHIELD, which features which features the talents of former DESTINY'S END guitarist Dan DeLucie and former ONWARD vocalist Michael Grant, has posted the cover artwork for its upcoming debut album, entitled "The Last of My Kind", at this location. A full-length MP3 of the album's title cut ...

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VICTORY To Distribute SUMERIAN RECORDS

Washington D.C.-based Sumerian Records has entered into an exclusive, worldwide distribution agreement with Victory Records. Sumerian was founded by booking agent Ash Avildsen who represents ANIMOSITY, CALIBAN, DEAD TO FALL, ED GEIN, INTO THE MOAT, ION DISSONANCE, IGNITE, NAPALM DEATH and VADER, among others. With a powerful, in-house booking agency for all Sumerian bands, the ...

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