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PARAGON Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

German power metallers PARAGON recently entered Piet Sielck's (IRON SAVIOR) studio to record their tenth album for a late summer/early fall release. The band states, "We are now almost finished with the recording of our new album. We only have to add some more backing vocals as well as some more lead guitars by our ...

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Former ANVIL Bassist To Play One-Off Show With WARMACHINE

**UPDATE**: This show has since been canceled. Former ANVIL bassist Glenn Gyorffy (a.k.a. Glenn Five or G5) will handle bass duties for Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based metallers WARMACHINE when they perform on May 31 at The Rockpile in Etobicoke, Ontario. Glenn will be filling in for WARMACHINE bassist Alberto Campuzano, who will be on tour in ...

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BLACK ANVIL Begins Writing New Album, Announces Tour Dates With WATAIN

New York City's unholy black metal warriors BLACK ANVIL have begun writing their follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed "Triumvirate". The band has begun tracking rough demos for the new full-length and plan to record in early 2013. Commented bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney: "This is a darker, deeper record than our previous releases and a natural progression ...

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Guitarist DOUG PIERCY Rejoins ANVIL CHORUS

Former HEATHEN guitarist Doug Piercy has rejoined the influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS. The guitar team of Thaen Rasmussen and Piercy was one of the greatest under the radar metal duos of the '80s. The first explosive performance of this newly reunited guitar team was back ...

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ANVIL Tribute Album In The Works

Skol Records is putting together the first-ever "A Tribute To Anvil" compilation, to be released in early 2013 as a deluxe limited CD and LP, with a thick booklet and exclusive front cover artwork. The album will be produced by Bart Gabriel, who — in addition to helming albums by such bands as JACK STARR'S ...

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BUFFALO THEORY MTL Signs With GALY RECORDS

BUFFALO THEORY MTL — the project featuring former members of GHOULUNATICS and ARSENIQ 33 and current members of LES EKORCHÉS — has inked a deal with Galy Records. The band's full-length debut, "Heavy Ride", was recorded in January and February at studio Le Plateau. The CD was mixed and mastered by Dan Lagacé (GRIM SKUNK, ...

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KEN MODE Wins 'Metal/Hard Music Album' JUNO Award

KEN MODE was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards), which is being held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 26 - April 1. This new category is an award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the ...

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ANVIL: New 2-In-1 Reissues To Include Liner Notes, Booklets

Some of the finest albums from Canadian metal legends ANVIL will be made in Europe again on April 23 (three days earlier in Germany) as high-class digipak 2-in-1 re-releases with new booklets, including liner notes from guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, as well as new photos. "Plugged in Permament / Absolutely No ...

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PARAGON To Enter Studio This Month

German power metallers PARAGON will enter Piet Sielck's (IRON SAVIOR) studio at the end of March to record their tenth album. The band will lay down ten new original tracks plus an intro and an undisclosed cover song. The cover artwork will once again be created by Dirk Illing (SCORPIONS, RUNNING WILD), while the photos ...

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STAMPEDE Unveils New Lineup

British melodic hard rockers STAMPEDE are going back to a four-piece format for their headlining appearance at Hard Rock Big Noise Transmission — a charity event in Wolverhampton on March 30. The band's lineup henceforth will consist of original songwriting duo of Reuben Archer (vocals) and Laurence Archer (guitar) alongside fellow original member Colin Bond ...

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LOCK UP: 'Accelerated Mutation' Video Released

"Accelerated Mutation", the new video from the extreme metal supergroup LOCK UP, can be seen below. The clip was directed by acclaimed tattoo artist Carlos Aguilar of Black Shadows Tattoo. "Accelerated Mutation" comes off LOCK UP's latest album, "Necropolis Transparent", which was released in North America last July via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was ...

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SPIT LIKE THIS Signs With DARK LORD RECORDS

British "glam punk rock" band SPIT LIKE THIS has inked a deal with Dark Lord Records, a brand new label set up by Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, OZZY OSBOURNE, ANVIL, SPIT LIKE THIS) and legendary STRAWBS founder Dave Cousins. The group's second album, "Normalityville Horror", will be released on May 7. Commented SPIT ...

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WES BORLAND's BLACK LIGHT BURNS Signs With THC: MUSIC

BLACK LIGHT BURNS, the avant-garde alter ego of LIMP BIZKIT/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist Wes Borland, has signed a worldwide deal with Rocket Science Ventures/THC: Music. The project's long-awaited sophomore LP, "The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall", in the summer. "This is a really personal record for me," says Wes. "I spent three years writing ...

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ANVIL: New Video Interview Posted Online

Jay Nanda of the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner conducted an interview with Canadian metal legends ANVIL on February 10 in San Antonio, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with MusicFrenzy.net, ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow stated about the recent departure of the band's longtime bassist Glenn ...

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ANVIL Frontman: 'I'm Addicted To The Endorphins That Are Released When I Play Live'

Kelly Dearmore of DallasOberserver.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. DallasOberserver.com: When ANVIL started, metal was new. Now, there are so many different types of metal. What do you think of that evolution? Lips: Initially, ...

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ANVIL: More Peformance Footage With New Bassist Posted Online

Video footage of Canadian metal legends ANVIL performing the song "Swing Thing" on January 31 at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania can be seen below. New ANVIL bassist Sal Italiano was interviewed on this past weekend's edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. When asked about landing the ANVIL gig, Italiano said, "We've been friends for ...

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New ANVIL Bassist Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold' (Audio)

New ANVIL bassist Sal Italiano was interviewed on this past weekend's edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. When asked about landing the ANVIL gig, Italiano said, "We've been friends for a really long time. Back in the day, we used to play this ...

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ANVIL Plays First Concert With New Bassist; Photos Available

Canadian metal legends ANVIL made their live debut with their new bassist Sal Italiano last night (Friday, January 27) at the Live Wire concert club in Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. March Of The Crabs 02. 666 03. School Love 04. Juggernaut Of Justice 05. Winged Assassins 06. On Fire 07. ...

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ANVIL Recruits Bassist From IRON MAIDEN Tribute Band

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have recruited Sal Italiano (pictured below) — a member of the Long Island, New York IRON MAIDEN tribute band LIVE AFTER DEATH and original progressive metal act THE NIGHTMARE STAGE, as well as a former member of the acclaimed '80s heavy metal group CITIES — as their new touring bassist. ANVIL's ...

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