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ROB ROCK To Enter Studio In January

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will enter the studio in January 2007 to begin recording his fourth solo album. "No album title has been decided yet but we are definitely planning a 2007 worldwide release," reads a posting on Rock's web site. "The songwriting process is well underway already and the ...

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WYKKED WYTCH: New Album Being Mastered

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH entered Redroom Recorders studio in Tampa, FL in May with engineer Mark Prator to begin recording its fourth album, "Memories of a Dying Whore", tentatively due next spring. The CD was mixed by Gus Rios (MALEVOLENT CREATION, KULT OV AZAZEL) at Mercury Studios Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL and is currently being ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Album Release Date Announced

Lifeforce Records has set a February 26, 2007 European release date (April 4, 2007 in the U.S./Canada) for the new album from Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE. The band entered Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark today with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, MERCENARY, FEAR MY THOUGHTS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) to begin recording the follow-up to ...

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Death-Rapper NECRO To Make European Live Debut In London

After building a rabid following across America, the critically acclaimed Brooklyn death-rapper NECRO has set his sights on Europe before he knuckles down to work on his new album. NECRO will premier his "Drugs, Gory Death and Sex Tour" at a special one-night-only headline show at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on January 11, 2007. ...

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VINTERSORG Extends Deal With NAPALM RECORDS

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), has extended its worldwide recording contract with Napalm Records "to include multiple releases," according to a posting on the Napalm web site. "Band mastermind Andreas Hedlund is currently working on new material, which promises to direct more of its attention to the folk ...

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NIGHTRAGE Guitarist Checks In From Finland

Guitarist/songwriter Marios Iliopoulos of the Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE, which is currently touring Scandinavia with VADER and BLOODTHORN, has issued the following update: "We are in Oulu, Finland tonight and the tour going really cool and smooth so far. We have quality time with the guys from VADER and BLOODTHORN. We introduce also ...

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CAULDRON: Tour Dates Announced

CAULDRON, the new band formed from the ashes of the now-defunct Toronto traditional metal act GOAT HORN, has announed the following dates: Nov. 17 - Parma, OH @ Jigsaw Saloon* Nov. 18 - Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi* Nov. 19 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar* Nov. 23 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes Nov. 24 - ...

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TRACY G's EPIC To Play Acoustic Show In Hollywood

EPIC, the new band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G, has scheduled it first first acoustic set at "On The Rox" on Saturday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m. "On The Rox" is the club just upstairs from The Roxy at 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, California 90069 (sharing the same parking lot as The ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Utilize NONE Guitarist For VADER Tour

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE will once again utilize the services of Pierre Lysell from the Swedish band NONE as the second guitarist for its upcoming tour with VADER. "We are going to deliver the best live shows we can and we will also introduce a new song from the forthcoming album," Marios Iliopoulos, ...

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ALICE COOPER Is The Top Classic Rock Golfer In New Survey

Launch Radio Networks reports: Alice Cooper has been named the top classic rock golfer in a new survey in Golf Digest. The magazine ranked the musicians who are the best players, and Cooper came in at No. 11 on the list, in a tie with British singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole. YES drummer Alan White scored a ...

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SOLEFALD: New Music Posted Online

Norwegian musician Cornelius Jakhelln (SOLEFALD, STURMGEIST) has issued the following update: "It is a pleasure to write you on the eve of Borat's great movie film premiere — I for sure will not miss out on that one. I am now back in Berlin, where I try to recuperate after a long and sunny Norwegian ...

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SQUEALER A.D. To Guest On German Radio Show

SQUEALER A.D. guitarists Lars Döring and Michael Schiel will be the featured guests on Germany's biggest rock and metal radio show, "HR3 Hard'n'Heavy - Die Lange Harte Nacht", on Friday, November 3. The show will start at 11:05 p.m. CET and the bandmembers will be on air from 1:00 a.m. To listen to the show ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE Announces New Lineup, Begins Work On New Material

Bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (MALEVOLENT CREATION) has returned with a new lineup for DIVINE EMPIRE and is currently writing new material for the group's next album. Currently without a record deal, DIVINE EMPIRE has recruited the services of longtime friend and drummer Gus Rios (who previously offered his services during the writing process for the group's ...

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United - DREAM EVIL

Some of the names have changed, but the mission of DREAM EVIL has remained the same on "United", the group's fourth: Deliver quality power metal with a classic '80s attitude and impeccable melodic sensibility. Newcomer and lead guitarist Mark Black is a more than sufficient replacement for Greek wunderkind Gus G. The newbie's soloing soars ...

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SOLEFALD: New Album To Arrive In November

SOLEFALD, the Norwegian avant-garde metal/black metal band consisting of Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland and Cornelius Jakhelln, will release its much-anticipated new album, "Black for Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 2", on November 14 (on day earlier internationally) through Season of Mist. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Red for Fire, Black ...

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Reunited SACRIFICE Begins Writing New Material

SACRIFICE guitarist/vocalist Rob Urbinati has issued the following update: "The process has begun. New SACRIFICE songs are being written and if they can be held up to our standards...they will be heard. We were always notorious for taking a really long time to write, hopefully this time it won't take as long. Joe [Rico, guitar] ...

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NIGHTRAGE Confirmed For Greece's METAL HEALING FESTIVAL

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has been confirmed for the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Greece. Also scheduled to appear are THE HAUNTED, TO/DIE/FOR, MYSTIC PROPHECY and EKTOMORF. More acts will be announced soon. NIGHTRAGE recently announced the addition of drummer Alex Svenningson (ex-MINDFALL) to the group's ranks. "He ...

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WHITE SKULL Vocalist Quits?

Vocalist Gus Gabarrò is rumored to have left long-running Italian metallers WHITE SKULL. However, this information has not yet been officially confirmed by the band. WHITE SKULL is scheduled to release its new album, "The Ring of the Ancients", this week via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The XIII Skull" was recorded at Remaster ...

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ROB ROCK: South American Tour Cancelled

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has cancelled his previously announced South American tour. "We are unable to tour at this time because certain contractual commitments and deadlines were not met," reads a posting on Rob's web site. "Our sincerest apologies to our fans. Rob Rock will work hard to tour South ...

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FIREWIND Guitarist Reports On Asian Tour

Greek metal act FIREWIND has just completed three successful shows in Taiwan and Japan. Guitarist Gus G. has issued the following report: "We just got back home from an 18-hour trip from Tokyo. "Our journey started out in Taiwan where we played the Indie 2006 Wild Scream festival. We had some unforgettable times there. The ...

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Cryogenie - GHOULUNATICS

Though their name sounds like a quickly-shuttered local chapter of a MISFITS fan club, Montreal's GHOULUNATICS churn out instead a groovy brand of death-n-roll with the occasional tinge of punk. Patrick Mireault spews out his lyrics in French, with a voice clearly influenced by the sardonic growl of Jeff Walker in the latter days of ...

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SACRIFICE: Live Video From Reunion Concert Posted Online

For the first time in 15 years, Canadian thrash metal legends SACRIFICE reunited for one night only as headliner of Day Of The Equinox II festival, which took place on September 23 in Toronto, Ontario at the Opera House. The band's original lineup of guitarist/singer Rob Urbinati, guitarist Joe Rico, bassist Scott Watts and drummer ...

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ENSLAVED To Guest On Norwegian 'Headbanger's Ball'

Bergen, Norway's extreme prog-metallers ENSLAVED will be the featured guests on the first episode of the Norwegian version of "Headbanger's Ball". Hosted by VJ Pete Evil of BLOOD TSUNAMI, the Norwegian version of "Headbanger's Ball" will launch tomorrow (Friday, October 6) at 23:00 CET and will also include videos for "Path To Vanir" and "Essence", ...

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BLOOD TSUNAMI's PETE EVIL To Host MTV NORDIC's 'Headbanger's Ball'

BLOOD TSUNAMI guitarist/singer Pete Evil has been tapped to host the MTV Nordic's Norwegian version of "Headbanger's Ball", which is scheduled to launch Friday, October 6. Commented Pete Evil's BLOOD TSUNAMI bandmate Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust, drums; SCUM, ABORYM, ex-EMPEROR): "In my opinion, this is a great chance to get someone with a splendid ...

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NIGHTRAGE: New Drummer, Session Guitarist Announced

Swedish/Greek melodic death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has announced the addition of drummer Alex Svenningson (ex-MINDFALL) to the group's ranks. "He came in the studio and he really nailed down our songs," stated Marios Iliopoulos, NIGHTRAGE guitarist/songwriter. "He is a great guy and a suberb musician." Check out a short video clip of Alex ...

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FIREWIND To Make Taiwanese Live Debut Next Month

Greek metal act FIREWIND will make its Taiwanese live debut on October 8 at the Indie 2006 Wild Scream Festival. "This will be the first time the band will visit the country and they will perform on the main stage," the group writes on its web site. "Gus G. [guitar] will also perform a special ...

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