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PROTOTYPE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their second album, "Continuum". Drums for the CD were recorded at Steve Vai's Mothership studio in Hollywood, CA by original drummer Damion Ramirez, while the remaining tracks were laid down at the band's own Utopia studio. Producer Neil ...

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GOREFEST And SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GOREFEST and SIRENIA have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SYSTEM OF A DOWN WITHIN TEMPTATION PAPA ROACH HELMET ALTER BRIDGE KREATOR CHIMAIRA ...

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NEVERMORE Debut New Songs At London Concert

NEVERMORE debuted four new songs — "Born", "This Godless Endeavour", "Final Product" and "Bittersweet Feast" — during their exclusive one-off show in London at The Underworld on Friday (March 18). The group's complete setlist for last night's concert was as follows: 01. Narcosynthesis 02. The River Dragon Has Come 03. Never Purify 04. Engines Of ...

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EXODUS: 'Live At The DNA' Two-Disc DVD Now Available

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are selling a two-disc DVD document of their "Tempo of the Damned" record-release show, which took place March 2004 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Entitled "Live at the DNA", the set contains the following track listing: DVD One: 01. Intro / Scarred Spangled Banner 02. Deliver ...

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AKERCOCKE To Play First Gig Since Guitarist's Departure

The U.K.'s premier (and best dressed!) death metallers AKERCOCKE are set to play an exclusive one-off show at Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday, March 17. The gig will mark the group's first live performance since guitarist Paul Scanlan left the band (he has since been replaced by ex-BERZERKER guitarist Matt Wilcock). Also appearing ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Update

According to an online posting by NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane, the singer completed "the main vocals [Friday night, March 11] for a song called 'Final Product'. All the drums and rhythm guitars are done, just doing vocals, bass, and acoustic guitars at the moment." NEVERMORE are currently at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. recording their ...

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CORONER Reunion In The Works?

The legendary technical metal band CORONER from Zurich, Switzerland have been asked to take part in a metal festival to take place in Chicago in late 2005. Guitarist Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron, more recently of KREATOR) was contacted and offered a headlining slot at the festival, which is reportedly being organized by producer ...

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The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

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SLAYER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER, CALIBAN, CHIMAIRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, H20, IMMOLATION, MADBALL, METAL CHURCH, MURPHY'S LAW, PRIMAL FEAR, WITHIN TEMPTATION and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers NEVERMORE Recording Update

British producer extraordinaire Andy "Undie" Sneap has posted the following message on his official web site: "So we're a good few days into [the recording of the new NEVERMORE album]. We have seven full rhythms done (drums and guitar), titles include 'Jeff 1', 'Jeff 2' and 'Steve 3'....I feel Dane [Warrel, vocals] needs to get ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Singer Quits BALANCE OF POWER

BIOMECHANICAL singer John K has offically left the melodic metal band BALANCE OF POWER. Commented John: "There was no other way than to leave BALANCE OF POWER, I feel I have to give BIOMECHANICAL 100 percent of my time and efforts. Even 99 percent is simply not good enough and I feel splitting my energy ...

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The Voyeurs of Destruction - PURE SWEET HELL

I've had the pleasure of having "Voyeurs" for well over a year and a half. So, some of my observations are how well this release has held up for me, but I'll still try and tell you what it "sounds" like, which is the toughest part of any review, especially this band. They put the ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Set Working Title For New Album

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have set "Dreams of Death" as the tentative title of their new album, due late June via Crash Music Inc. The CD is being recorded at Genesis Studios in Phoenix, Arizona and will feature cover art by Travis Smith (ICED EARTH, NEVERMORE, etc.). With regards to the musical direction of the new ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Set European Release Date For 'Black Empire'

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set a March 21 European release date (March 29 in the U.S.) through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Black ...

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EXODUS To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will enter the studio in early April to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Tempo of the Damned", tentatively due this fall via Nuclear Blast Records. EXODUS' as-yet-untitled new album will once again be produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) and will mark the band's ...

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PURE SWEET HELL To Film Video For 'Innocence And The Beast'

PURE SWEET HELL, the metal band featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, are working on a video for the song "Innocence and the Beast". "We hope to have it finished sometime in the spring," the band write in a newsletter. "Innocence and the Beast" comes off the group's full-length debut, "The Voyeurs of Utter Destruction As ...

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NEVERMORE: Hard At Work On 'This Godless Endeavor'

NEVERMORE have set "This Godless Endeavor" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due this summer via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Enemies of Reality" is being recorded at Backstage Studios in England with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, OPETH) and marks the group's first recording with guitarist ...

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SOILWORK, SAMAEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Sweden's SOILWORK and Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: New Song Available For Download

A brand new BIOMECHANICAL track, entitled "Empires of the World", has been made available for download at this location. "Empires of the World" is the title track of the U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers' sophomore album, "Empires of the World", due in early May via Elitist/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Eight Moons" ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Complete Work On New Album

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have completed work on their sophomore album, "Empires of the World". "The final Masters were delivered to the Earache Records office on Tuesday, February 8. "[Vocalist] John K. joined [mixer] Andy Sneap at the Backstage studios on the 16th January for two weeks and delivered the recordings of the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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FIREWIND To Support HAMMERFALL In April

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND, featuring former DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have been confirmed as the support act for Sweden's HAMMERFALL on their upcoming Icebreaker Festival dates in April. Other bands on the bill are LORDI, THUNDERSTONE and PRETTY MAIDS (in Gothenburg only, instead of THUNDERSTONE). Apr. 21 - Z7 – Pratteln, SWI ...

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KREATOR Enter German Chart At No. 19

KREATOR's new album, "Enemy of God", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 19 during its first week of release. The CD also debuted at position No. 45 in Austria and No. 84 in France. The follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution" was recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer ...

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NEVERMORE To Record New Album In February

The Seattle-based quintet NEVERMORE are currently wrapping up the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album, set for a summer release. In February, the group will head to Backstage Studios in England to begin recording with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, OPETH). This will mark the group's first recording with guitarist ...

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