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CELLADOR, KRUCIBLE Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA SHOWCASE

CELLADOR and KRUCIBLE (featuring singer Lance King, ex-PYRAMAZE) have been confirmed for the ProgPower USA Showcase, set to take place October 4 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Also appearing on the bill are VANDEN PLAS and FREAK KITCHEN. ProgPower USA VIII will once again return to Atlanta's Center Stage Oct. 5-6, 2007. Tickets for ...

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Emissaries - MELECHESH

"What the heck is Mesopotamian Metal or Sumerian Thrashing Black Metal", you ask? The kind of metal that MELECHESH plays on "Emissaries", an album that you should purchase as soon as it is released in North America on January 23. The follow-up to 2003's phenomenal "Sphynx" is in no way a let-down and soars above ...

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ARSIS Signs Worldwide Deal WITH NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

When it comes to seminal death metal bands from North America, the East Coast alone can boast the likes of the genre's greatest staples such as CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMMOLATION, DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, and NILE. With West Virginia's legacy of being the only state formed as a direct result of the American Civil War, it's no ...

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CKY Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the worldwide signing of genre-defying rock outfit CKY. Formed in Pennsylvania in 1998 by Deron Miller (vocals/guitars), Chad I Ginsburg (guitars/vocals) and Jess Margera (drums), CKY's debut album "Vol. 1" surfaced in 1999 on the indie label Volcom Entertainment, and was eventually picked up by Island Def Jam in 2001. The ...

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EMBRACE THE END Seeks New Members

Sacramento, California based hardcore act EMBRACE THE END is looking for applicants to fill the vacancies their recently departed guitar and bass player have left open. The band has issued the following statement: "Unfortunately we are losing a few crucial players on team EMBRACE THE END. Patrick, Louie and Karl are no longer with us. ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL's XAPHAN Shoots Down Split Rumors

Xaphan, vocalist/guitarist of the Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL, has issued the following update: "After our show Tuesday night [Oct. 24] with CELTIC FROST and GOATWHORE it is evident that some things need to be cleared up. It seems the going rumor is the band has split up or that we are no longer ...

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HALFORD: 'Live At Rock In Rio 2001' Trailer Available

In 2007, Metal God Entertainment (MGE) will release: "Halford - Live at Rock In Rio 2001". The formation of Rob Halford's new heavy metal band (HALFORD) is chronicled from studio to road in 5.1 surround sound. After releasing "Resurrection" (2000) HALFORD screams through a 95-city, world-wide concert tour. The band's final-tour performance at Brazil's Rock ...

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REDEMPTION Confirmed For PROGPOWER VIII Festival

REDEMPTION is the latest band confirmed for the ProgPower USA VIII festival, set to take place next fall. REDEMPTION is the brainchild of Nicolas van Dyk (guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter) and features the legendary Ray Alder (FATES WARNING) on vocals and Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) on guitars, along with drummer Chris Quirarte and bassist Sean Andrews. "We're extremely ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Mastered

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording/mixing sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "Well, after an exciting six-week adventure with the German and U.S. postal services, I can at long last confirm that I have the master recordings ...

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REDEMPTION Finish Recording New Album

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording/mixing sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "Spurred on by an email asking me what we'd been up to, I thought I'd let people know that we were still working away at ...

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ROB HALFORD Says New Company Gives Him Control

Bruce Simon of Launch Radio Networks reports: Rob Halford has laid out an ambitious release schedule for his new company called Metal God Entertainment (MGE). This year, Halford will reissue some of his non-JUDAS PRIEST material through MGE, starting with the HALFORD albums he made in 2000, 2001, and 2002, and he's also planning two ...

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CONCEPTION To Release Live Album

Long-defunct Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who reformed for an appearance at last year's ProgPower USA festival, have issued the following update via their official forum: "We meant to [release] a DVD [containing footage filmed at the] ProgPowerUSA [festival] but there was some problems with some of the cameras so we decided not to go for ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Update

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we're just about finished tracking, with only a few vocal parts, a couple ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Looks Back On Last Year

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The last year was busy enough; The 'Rock of Ages' release and tour and (big excitement for me!) the release of my first ever solo album, 'Two Sides of If'. In addition to releasing the record, I also started ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE To Team Up With CANNAE For Canadian Tour

Canadian deathcore act BLOODSHOTEYE will be teaming up with CANNAE and as-yet-undisclosed "guests" for a Canadian tour beginning mid-March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 17 - London, ON @ The Embassy Mar. 18 - Windsor, ON @ 1214 Mar. 19 - Chatham, ON @ Riverplace Banquet Center Mar. 21 - Hamilton, ON @ The ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Details Revealed

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We have finished the writing for our new CD, 'The Origins of Ruin', and we have scheduled studio time in March and April to record the CD with a hopeful release in September. "We are once ...

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SPIRALARMS To Record New Demos With Former MACHINE HEAD Drummer KONTOS

Former FORBIDDEN/MANMADEGOD and current SPIRALARMS guitarist Craig Locicero has issued the following update on SPIRALARMS' current activities: "So much has happened between August of last year and now that it's hard to expain it all, but I'll try. "Since the conception of SPIRALARMS, we never really stopped going. We had come from two bands, basically. ...

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BYZANTINE Part Ways With Guitarist

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have parted ways with lead guitarist Tony Rorhbough. "Tony is a founding member and has been an integral part of BYZANTINE since its conception in 2000," the band write on their web site. "Tony's musical ability, technical prowess and overall mastery of the language of guitar will be missed immensely ...

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ORPHANED LAND Frontman Issues Post-PROGPOWER Update

Israeli metal outfit ORPHANED LAND have issued an update following their trip to the ProgPower festival in Atlanta, Georgia, where they shared stage with such renowned acts like ANGRA, CONCEPTION, PINK CREAM 69, STRATOVARIUS, SYMPHORCE, THERION and others. Considering that the festival was sold out in three days, it is not surprising that ORPHANED LAND ...

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LOCH VOSTOK To Debut New Album At PROGPOWER FESTIVAL

LOCH VOSTOK, the Swedish band who call their music "progressive death with cheeze topping," will be premiering their new album, "Loch Vostok and Two Smoking Barrels", at the ProgPower Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The album will be played over the P.A. at the festival pre-party on Thursday, September 15 around 8:00 p.m. (between the acoustic ...

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HANOI ROCKS: Forging Ahead Into The Unknown

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yes, it's me, myself and I, breaking the silence once again… well, as Angie McCoy so kindly informed you — yes, I do have the beastly machine! And I'm not afraid to use it. However, that doesn't mean I'll ...

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