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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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EVERGREY, EXPEDITION DELTA, INNERWISH Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

EVERGREY, EXPEDITION DELTA and INNERWISH 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 ENSIFERUM DISMEMBER SATURNUS MANTICORA SYBREED SECRET SPHERE INNERWISH BOMBARDER DRACONIC TOXICDEATH CONSECRATION EXPEDITION DELTA ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Frontman Talks 'Warpaint'

THE BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robison has told RollingStone.com that the group's new album, "Warpaint" — which is due on March 4 via the CROWES' own Silver Arrow label — is the complete package of the Georgia-born CROWES' passions and influences — the Delta blues, Dixie soul and early-Seventies classic rock that immediately ...

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DESTRUCTION Planning 25th Anniversary Documentary

Lucem Fero recently published an exclusive interview with DESTRUCTION/HEADHUNTER frontman Schmier, conducted by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan prior to DESTRUCTION's November UK tour. Topics of discussion included the reformation of HEADHUNTER, HEADHUNTER's upcoming album, the music style of HEADHUNTER and DESTRUCTION's 25th anniversary plans. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On resurrecting HEADHUNTER: ...

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OPERATOR Enjoying 'Amazing' Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD

The Pulse of Radio reports: Up-and-coming Los Angeles-based rockers OPERATOR are about a quarter of the way through their highest-profile tour yet, as opening act for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. Singer Johnny Strong told The Pulse of Radio that he thinks the match-up is the perfect night out for fans of real rock 'n'roll. "We're melodic hard ...

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ASPID's 'Extravasation' Released On CD For The First Time

"Extravasation", a long-lost thrash gem from Russian four-piece ASPID, has been released for the first time on CD. Prior to now, only a very small number of vinyl copies and some very low-budget tapes were ever released — both near-impossible to track down. The world now has a chance to hear what they should have ...

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THE FLUFFY JACKETS Mainman Talks About Working With Legendary Bassist NEIL MURRAY

Lucem Fero has recently published the first of two in-depth interviews with THE FLUFFY JACKETS mainman Helge Rognstad, both conducted in late August by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included the formation of the group, his thoughts on the music industry, working with legendary WHITESNAKE/BLACK SABBATH bassist Neil Murray and plans ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II' Due In September

Earache Records' sequel to this year's "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" is due to be released next month. With a fresh collection of over 100 blistering Earache tracks spread over six CDs, all for the price of one CD, "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II", housed in a sturdy box, gives value for money and hours of ...

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NEIL TURBIN's DEATHRIDERS: Mini Promo Video Available

DEATHRIDERS, the new band fronted by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin, has posted a "mini promo video" at YouTube. DEATHRIDERS' current lineup consists of Neil Turbin, Steve McKnight (MIKE INEZ, CRY WOLF) on lead guitar, Chris Moore (ORCUS, VVSI) on drums, Sandy K. Vasquez (BLOODLUST) on bass, and Kurt James (STEELER, DRIVER) lead ...

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EXCALION: 'Waterlines' U.S. Release Date Announced

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION will release their new album, "Waterlines" (view artwork at this location), in the U.S. on April 24 via Ryko Distribution. The follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne and will feature the following track listing: 01. Wingman 02. Life on ...

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MEKONG DELTA: New Album Title Announced

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has set "Lurking Fear" as the title of its upcoming "comeback" album, tentatively due later in the year. Working songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Rules of Corruption", "Society of Fear", "Ratters", "Shadow of Truth" and "Immortal Hate". As previously reported, MEKONG DELTA has recruited Leo ...

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MEKONG DELTA To Release 1991 Live Performance On DVD

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA will release a live DVD containing the band's December 21, 1991 concert in Frankfurt, Germany. An exact release date will be announced soon. As previously reported, MEKONG DELTA has recruited Leo Szpigiel (ANGEL DUST, CROWS, SCANNER, DUKE) to sing on its upcoming "comeback" album. MEKONG DELTA guitarist Peter ...

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