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ARCH ENEMY, MALEFICE, THE BEZERKER Interviewed On 'Metalheadz'

ARCH ENEMY, MALEFICE and THE BEZERKER were interviewed by Peter Bailey of the Wrexham, Wales-based "Metalheadz" show at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. You can listen to the interviews using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below (click on "Songs" tab to launch audio). ARCH ...

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ARCH ENEMY: Re-Recorded Version Of 'Beast Of Man' Posted Online

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY will release a new album, "The Root Of All Evil", on September 28 in Europe and October 6 in North America via Century Media Records. This special collection features re-recorded versions of songs from the band's first three LPs — "Black Earth" (1996), "Stigmata" (1998) and "Burning Bridges" (1999). Acclaimed ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Live At Masters Of Rock' DVD Due In October

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new DVD, "Live At Masters Of Rock", in October. The cover artwork for the set — which was filmed/recorded on July 11, 2008 at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic — can be viewed below. ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters commented in May 2009 on ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Launches THE REAL MCCOY BAND

HANOI ROCKS guitarist/co-founder Andy McCoy will celebrate his long career by touring Finland in November with his new solo group, dubbed THE REAL MCCOY BAND. THE REAL MCCOY BAND is: Andy McCoy (Finland) - Lead And Rhythm Guitar, Vocals Chris Shiflett (USA) - Lead And Rhythm Guitar, Vocals Dan Lagersted (Sweden) - Bass, Vocals Angela ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'The Root Of All Evil' Artwork Revealed

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY will release a new album, "The Root Of All Evil", on September 28 in Europe and October 6 in North America via Century Media Records. This special collection features re-recorded versions of songs from the band's first three LPs — "Black Earth" (1996), "Stigmata" (1998) and "Burning Bridges" (1999). Acclaimed ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Named 'Sexiest Female Metal Musician'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was named "Sexiest Female Metal Musician" by the visitors of the Metalhead.ro web site. More than 6,000 votes were cast, with Turunen narrowly beating out her NIGHTWISH replacement, Anette Olzon. The final results are as follows: 01. Tarja Turunen (ex-NIGHTWISH) 02. Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH) 03. Ailyn (SIRENIA) 04. ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Gets Wooden Statue

A wooden statue of HANOI ROCKS guitarist/co-founder Andy McCoy will be unveiled this Saturday (July 25) in his birthplace of Pelkosenniemi, a municipality of Finland. Commented McCoy: "First real statue is a great honor. Normally statues are being built only after the artist has died." The wooden statue was sculpted by Andy's uncle, Matti Hulkko. ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Play Moscow In October

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY will perform at DK Gorbunova in Moscow, Russia on October 9. Commented guitarist Michael Amott: "We had a memorable time and a very killer show when we played Moscow back in April last year... Now we know how amazing the Russian fans are. We're excited as hell to return so ...

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ARCH ENEMY Schedules Greek Headlining Dates

Heavy rain has forced the cancelation of the the first "metal" day at this year's edition of the Rockwave festival, which is being held at Terravibe Park, Malakasa, Greece. Among the bands that were scheduled to perform at today's (Monday, June 29) event were MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., ARCH ENEMY, MONSTER MAGNET, VOIVOD, LAUREN HARRIS and ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'The Root Of All Evil' Coming This Fall

Acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS) has finished mixing and mastering the new ARCH ENEMY record, "The Root Of All Evil", due on September 28 in Europe and October 6 in North America via Century Media Records. This special collection features re-recorded versions of songs from the first three ARCH ENEMY albums — ...

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AMASEFFER Seeking New Label Home

Israeli heavy metal band AMASEFFER has issued the following update: "Due to reasons [that we will keep] to ourselves, we have decided not to implement the rest of our contract with InsideOut/SPV. We are now in negotiations with new record labels and will post news regarding that soon. "We are now in pre-production stages of ...

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AMASEFFER: New Audio Interview Available

Israel National Radio (INR) recently conducted an interview with Erez Yohanan of the Israeli heavy metal band AMASEFFER. The chat is now available for streaming at this location. AMASEFFER's debut album, "Exodus - Slaves for Life", is a concept effort based on the Biblical story of the Exodus. Yohanan grew up in a ...

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ANNIHILATOR Honored At Canada's INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Canadian metal veterans ANNIHILATOR were honored in the "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" category at the 2009 Indie Awards (Independent Music Awards), which was held this past Saturday, March 14 at the Royal York Hotel (Canadian Room) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also nominated in the "Metal" category were BISON B.C., CRYPTOPSY, CURSED and FUCK THE FACTS. The ...

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Finland's FROSTBITE Festival: Video Report Available

Finland's "Musiikki TV" recently aired a three-minute report on the Frostbite festival, which was held February 6-7 in Lathi, Finland. The segement, which includes performance footage as well as interview clips with ARCH ENEMY's Angela Gossow and LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe, can be viewed below.



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ARCH ENEMY: South American, Mexican Dates Announced

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY will embark on the Latin America Revolution Tour 2009 in late April/early May. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 28 - Maracay, Venezuela - Coliseo Limon Apr. 30 - Bogota, Colombia – [to be announced] May 02 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Fiores May 03 - ...

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Slaves for Life - AMASEFFER

This one is a behemoth. "Slaves for Life" by Israel's AMASEFFER is a 77-minute progressive/orchestral metal/rock album about the plight of the Israeli people as told in the Old Testament. Part one of a planned trilogy, it is mind boggling to think that AMASEFFER has two whole albums left in them to tell this intricately ...

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'Females In Metal' Book Author Interviewed

Metal Portal recently conducted an interview with Marta Samitowska, who recently launched a publishing company called Muse(ic) Books through which she is planning to release a series of books on female-fronted metal artists. Her newest 134-page book, "Through My Eyes, In Their Own Words - Females In Metal And Beyond - Part I" ...

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