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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK's Collaboration With DELTA Posted Online

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM, SEBASTIAN BACH) has issued the following update: "I want to share my collaboration with Chilean metallers DELTA. I entangled myself quiete nicely in a shredding duel with Nicolas Quinteros, DELTA's keboard god on a track 'Lone Wolf' off their new album 'Crashbreaker'. That's right, me taking on a keybord ...

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ASSASSIN Confirmed For Norway's METAL MERCHANTS FESTIVAL

Reactivated German thrashers ASSASSIN have been confirmed for the Metal Merchants Festival, set to take place January 30-31, 2009 at Kanonhallen in Oslo, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, January 30: ENFORCER VENDETTA PAGAN ALTAR BEEHLER MEKONG DELTA Saturday, January 31: Vesen showcase VALHALL WARNING ASSASSIN ARTILLERY HIRAX For more information, ...

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JIMI HENDRIX: 'The Making Of Electric Ladyland' Set For Release

Experience Hendrix LLC has announced the release of "At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland" DVD and companion "Electric Ladyland Collector's Edition" CD + DVD. The packages will be released on December 9 through Universal Music Enterprises coming forty years after the initial release of "Electric Ladyland", the third and final album by ...

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BALISET To Release Debut In March

BALISET, the new project featuring Greg Massi (ex-guitarist for MAUDLIN OF THE WELL and KAYO DOT), will release its debut album, "A Time For Rust", on March 17, 2009. The CD's production began in July of 2003, with sporadic sessions scattered over the last five-and-a-half years during breaks in Greg's other musical and personal responsibilities. ...

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MEKONG DELTA Announces New Singer, Drummer

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has announced the addition of vocalist Martin LeMar (TOMORROW'S EVE) and drummer Alex Landenburg (AT VANCE, ANNIHILATOR) to the group's ranks. An audio sample of Martin performing the track "Epilogue" from MEKONG DELTA's second album, "The Music of Erich Zann", is available for streaming at this ...

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Watershed - OPETH

When a band makes an ascent up that arduous ladder of success and morphs from an underground phenomenon into a household name splattered across T-shirts worn everywhere from concert venues to middle schools, there will undoubtedly be cries of "fuckin' sell-out" heard from fans who caught on at the beginning. Those accusations are likely to ...

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Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL Cancelled

The 2008 edition of the Castle Festival, which was slated to take place July 1-5 at Smederevo Fortress in Serbia, has been cancelled. According to a posting on HELLOWEEN's web site, the festival was called off due to "the political situation and local incidents in the country." The following bands were scheduled to perform at ...

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Former OUTWORLD Singer To Join DEATHRIDERS On Stage In Texas

Former OUTWORLD vocalist Carlos Zema will make a special guest appearance on stage with Neil Turbin's (ex-ANTHRAX) DEATHRIDERS when they invade Texas in June. The details are as follows: June 13 - The Vampire Lounge Dallas, Texas June 14 - The Meridian Houston, Texas DEATHRIDERS is: Neil Turbin - Vocals Dave Watson - Guitar Mike ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN: New Audio Interview Available

Former ANTHRAX and current DEATHRIDERS vocalist Neil Turbin and DEATHRIDERS guitarist Dave Watson were recently interviewed by DJ Lovely Laura. To listen to chat, use the podOmatic PodCast below and click on "Neil Turbin and David Watson from Deathriders." DEATHRIDERS is: Neil Turbin - Vocals Dave Watson - Guitar Mike Guerrero - Guitar Sandy Vasquez ...

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MECHA MESSIAH Guitarist Back In The Fold

MECHA MESSIAH, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based project featuring former INFERNAL MAJESTY and current TYRANTS BLOOD vocalist Brian Langley, has issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that Mike Fezza has rejoined the band to fill the vacant guitar spot. Mike was previously in MM from 2000 till early 2003. "We would also ...

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APIARY: New Pre-Production Recording Posted Online

San Francisco, California's APIARY has posted a new pre-production track, entitled "Borrowed Teeth, Borrowed Claws", on the band's MySpace page. The song will be featured on APIARY's upcoming sophmore album, due later in the year via Ironclad/Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded by Steve Austin (CONVERGE, LAMB OF GOD, DEADGUY, CABLE, UNSANE) ...

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WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD, RAISING DREAM, FOREVER STORM, TRIUMFALL and DEDICATED FOR LIFE have been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ADAGIO AGONIZE ALISTER AT THE GATES AVANTASIA BOMBARDER BONEYARD BRUTAL TRUTH CASKET GARDEN CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CONSECRATION DEDICATED ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST, BLOOD RED THRONE Pull Out Of Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

CARPATHIAN FOREST and BLOOD RED THRONE have cancelled their previously announced participation in the Castle Festival — set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia — due to "privatereasons." Replacement acts have not yet been announced. The festival billing is now as follows: ADAGIO AGONIZE ALISTER AT THE GATES AVANTASIA BOMBARDER BONEYARD BRUTAL ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

NUCLEAR ASSAULT and BRUTAL TRUTH been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ADAGIO AGONIZE ALISTER AT THE GATES AVANTASIA BLOOD RED THRONE BOMBARDER BONEYARD BRUTAL TRUTH CARPATHIAN FOREST CASKET GARDEN CAVALERA CONSPIRACY CONSECRATION DISMEMBER DOWNSTROY DRACONIC ENSIFERUM EVERGREY ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY — the new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo — has been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing ...

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TYR, ALISTER, USUD, BONEYARD Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

TYR, ALISTER, USUD and BONEYARD have been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST AVANTASIA HELLOWEEN LORDI AT THE GATES SODOM SOILWORK EVERGREY CARPATHIAN FOREST ENSIFERUM ADAGIO DISMEMBER SATURNUS EXPEDITION DELTA (feat. Gary Wehrkamp & DC Cooper) ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST, ADAGIO, BLOOD RED THRONE Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

CARPATHIAN FOREST, ADAGIO and BLOOD RED THRONE have been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST AVANTASIA HELLOWEEN LORDI AT THE GATES SODOM SOILWORK EVERGREY CARPATHIAN FOREST ENSIFERUM ADAGIO DISMEMBER SATURNUS EXPEDITION DELTA (feat. Gary Wehrkamp & ...

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DREAM THEATER: Support Bands For South American Tour Announced

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have issued the following update regarding their recent announcement that they were looking for an opening act for their shows in South America: "Well, the response was simply overwhelming...within the first few days, we had over 500 entries! Although the initial rule was that only the first 20 bands from ...

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